File with GDOC extension contains information about Google Docs document. It stores following information:
GDOC document files don’t contain any text data or images but only reference to those resources. GDOC files are used by Google Drive service. Such files don’t take disk space and can be accessed by registered Google user. If Google Drive application is installed on user’s computer, GDOC files may be saved in dedicated file folder. Files referred in GDOC documents cannot be larger than 50MB and cannot contains more than 1,02 million characters, regardless of the number of pages and font formatting. GDOC image must be saved in JPEG, PNG, or GIF format, with the exception of animated images.
Google Docs application offers its users a free interface for creating documents and space for storing generated or imported documents. It offers similar design and functionality to standard office suite applications, but focuses on moblity and benefits of cloud computing and storage. Google’s office suite comprises of the following free applications for individual users:
Those services are also included in Gsuite, an office suite for business environments, whic offers some additional features. GDOC documents can be exported into other more popular formats and save locally. They can also be shared with other users, with limited or full access. Documents saved in other formats can be imported to Google Docs.
The following list contains programs grouped by 6 operating systems that support GDOC files. Files with GDOC suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing GDOC may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with GDOC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with GDOC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with GDOC files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Google Drive or different compatible program, such as Google Docs. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GDOC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Google Drive website and download the installer.
If you already have Google Drive installed on your systems and GDOC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Google Drive installed, it may not support GDOC format. The latest version of Google Drive should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GDOC files with latest version of Google Drive you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the GDOC file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the GDOC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. GDOC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic GDOC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with GDOC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Google Drive Document file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open GDOC files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Google Drive Document file. It may be the case that the GDOC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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