GDRAW File Extension

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Google Drive Drawing
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What is GDRAW file?

GDRAW is a file extension commonly associated with Google Drive Drawing files. Google Drive Drawing specification was created by Google. Files with GDRAW extension may be used by programs distributed for , Android, iOS, Mac OS, Web, Windows platform. GDRAW file format, along with 129 other file formats, belongs to the Vector Image Files category. Users are advised to use Google Drive software for managing GDRAW files, although 5 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Google Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theGoogle Drive software, but also about GDRAW and other supported file formats.

Programs which support GDRAW file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open GDRAW files divided into 6 categories according to system platform supported. Files with GDRAW suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support GDRAW file

How to open file with GDRAW extension?

Being unable to open files with GDRAW extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with GDRAW files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GDRAW files.

Step 1. Download and install Google Drive

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GDRAW files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Google Drive or different compatible program, such as Google Drawings. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Google Drive installed is by going to developer’s website (Google Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Google Drive

If the problems with opening GDRAW files still occur even after installing Google Drive, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Google Drive is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Google Drive cannot handle files with GDRAW may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Google Drive is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open GDRAW files to Google Drive

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GDRAW 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

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the GDRAW with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Google Drive is installed, check the Always use this app to open GDRAW files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the GDRAW file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with GDRAW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the GDRAW file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper GDRAW file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the GDRAW in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the GDRAW is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the GDRAW file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. GDRAW file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic GDRAW file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the GDRAW file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Google Drive

If the systems has insufficient resources to open GDRAW files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Google Drive Drawing file. It may be the case that the GDRAW files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a GDRAW file

File Conversions from GDRAW extension to a different format
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