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GSA File Extension

Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Working Space Archive Or Template
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Category
    Document Files
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What is GSA file?

GSA is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Working Space Archive Or Template files. Microsoft Corporation defined the Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Working Space Archive Or Template format standard. Files with GSA extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with GSA extension are categorized as Document Files files. The Document Files subset comprises 574 various file formats. The most popular program for handling GSA files is Microsoft Office, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Microsoft Office software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about GSA files or the Microsoft Office software program.

Programs which support GSA file extension

Programs that can handle GSA files are as follows. Files with GSA extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support GSA file

How to open file with GSA extension?

Being unable to open files with GSA extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with GSA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Office

Install software to open GSA file Problems with opening and working with GSA files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with GSA files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Office or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft SharePoint Workspace) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Office installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Office to the latest version

Update software that support file extension GSAIf you already have Microsoft Office installed on your systems and GSA files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 GSA files are not compatible with Microsoft Office. The most recent version of Microsoft Office is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Office to GSA files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate GSA files with latest version of Microsoft Office you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with GSA file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the GSA file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Microsoft Office installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open GSA files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with GSA file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GSA file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with GSA extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the GSA is not faulty

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 GSA file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check GSA file for viruses
1. The GSA may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the GSA is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the GSA file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the GSA file’s structure is intact

If the GSA file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the GSA 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. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Office

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove Working Space Archive Or Template file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle GSA files.

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