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GSLIDES File Extension

Google Drive Presentation
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What is GSLIDES file?

GSLIDES is a presentation file format associated with Google Drive service. Until 2018 there existed a dedicated set of tools for working locally with Google Drive files and synchronizing them to the cloud. GSLIDES extension was used for multimedia presentations. Google Drive now stores all files in the cloud. GSLIDES files were treated as URL links to actual Google Drive files opened using a web browser.

Google functions and features

Google offers an office productivity suite that includes the following applications:

  • Google Docs – word processor,
  • Google Sheets – spreadsheet,
  • Google Slides – multimedia presentations,
  • Google Form – forms generator,
  • Google Drawings – drawing application,
  • Google My Maps – personal and custom-created maps (based on Google search engine),
  • Google Sites – websites,
  • Google Jamboard – creativity space and collaborative interactive whiteboard service.

One of the advantages to using Google services is the ability to simultaneously edit files and documents shared with other users in real-time. For example, each user can work with GSLIDES document and edit their portion of slides while other users edit theirs at the same time using a single, share presentation file.

Programs which support GSLIDES file extension

Files with GSLIDES 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 GSLIDES file

Updated: 09/24/2023

How to open file with GSLIDES extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening GSLIDES files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with GSLIDES 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.

Step 1. Get the Google Drive

Install software to open GSLIDES file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening GSLIDES files is that no program that can handle GSLIDES files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Google Drive or one of the recommended programs (for example, Google Slides) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support GSLIDES 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.

Step 2. Update Google Drive to the latest version

Update software that support file extension GSLIDESIf the problems with opening GSLIDES 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. If you have an older version of Google Drive installed, it may not support GSLIDES format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Google Drive.

Step 3. Assign Google Drive to GSLIDES files

After installing Google Drive (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open GSLIDES files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with GSLIDES file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the GSLIDES 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 GSLIDES files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with GSLIDES file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GSLIDES file open the file menu and choose 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 GSLIDES extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the GSLIDES 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 GSLIDES file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check GSLIDES file for viruses
1. Check the GSLIDES file for viruses or malware

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

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

If you obtained the problematic GSLIDES 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. When downloading the file with GSLIDES extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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 Presentation file again.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Google Drive

If the systems has insufficient resources to open GSLIDES 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 Presentation file. It may be the case that the GSLIDES files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a GSLIDES file

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