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GFORM File Extension

Google Drive Form
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What is GFORM file?

Files with the extension GFORM belong to the category of form files.

What do GFORM files contain?

Files with the GFORM extension contain links to a form stored on Google Drive. Through these documents, it is possible to quickly create, for example, user-friendly and visually attractive surveys. GFORM files do not store the forms themselves, but only the web identifiers of the target resources with selection fields. These are typically found in the main directory on Google Drive.

How are GFORM files used?

It was possible to share GFORM files with other users, for example, via email. The encoded URL link stored in the GFORM file would open the target web form in a browser window. Google applications have been replaced by Google Docs, however, users can still open files with the GFORM extension.

Programs which support GFORM file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with GFORM files, divided into 6 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with GFORM 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 GFORM file

Updated: 02/29/2024

How to open file with GFORM extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GFORM files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with GFORM 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 GFORM files.

Step 1. Install Google Drive software

Install software to open GFORM file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GFORM files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Google Drive or one to the listed programs: Google Forms. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Google Drive installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Google Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of Google Drive and update if needed

Update software that support file extension GFORMIf the problems with opening GFORM 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. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why GFORM files are not compatible with Google Drive. The most recent version of Google Drive is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Google Drive Form files with Google Drive

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GFORM files with latest version of Google Drive you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with GFORM file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the GFORM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Google Drive is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GFORM files and clicking OK.
Associate software with GFORM file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the GFORM 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
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with GFORM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the GFORM for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the GFORM file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check GFORM file for viruses
1. Verify that the GFORM in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the GFORM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the GFORM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the GFORM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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. When downloading the file with GFORM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Google Drive Form file again.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support GFORM files. Close all running programs and try opening the GFORM file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Google Drive Form files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle GFORM files.

Conversion of a GFORM file

File Conversions from GFORM extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to GFORM file
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