GSF File Extension

GSF file icon
Ghostscript Fonts
  • Developer
    Artifex Software
  • Popularity
    3 (2 votes)

What is GSF file?

GSF filename suffix is mostly used for Ghostscript Fonts files. Ghostscript Fonts specification was created by Artifex Software. Files with GSF extension may be used by programs distributed for , Windows platform. GSF file format, along with 97 other file formats, belongs to the Font Files category. Ghostscript supports GSF files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Ghostscript software was developed by Artifex Software, and on its official website you may find more information about GSF files or the Ghostscript software program.

Programs which support GSF file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support GSF files. Files with GSF 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 GSF file

How to open file with GSF extension?

Problems with accessing GSF may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Ghostscript Fonts files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with GSF files.

Step 1. Download and install Ghostscript

Problems with opening and working with GSF files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with GSF files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Ghostscript or different compatible program, such as FreeFontConverter. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Ghostscript website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Ghostscript to the latest version

If you already have Ghostscript installed on your systems and GSF files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why GSF files are not compatible with Ghostscript. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Ghostscript.

Step 3. Associate Ghostscript Fonts files with Ghostscript

If you have the latest version of Ghostscript installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage GSF 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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the GSF 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 Ghostscript installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open GSF files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with GSF extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 GSF extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the GSF is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the GSF file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the GSF file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the GSF 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. If the GSF file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic GSF 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. If the GSF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 Ghostscript Fonts file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Ghostscript

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

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 Ghostscript Fonts file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle GSF files.

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