How to open file with GZ extension?

GZ file description

The .GZ file format is allotted to the Gnu Zipped file archives. Gnu Project developed this file format which was to be used on the Unix OS in order to compress the large sized files. For instance, if you have a file that you want to send through email, you can make use of the .GZ file format to enable you to compress the file into much smaller size.

The .GZ archive files can be easily compressed by using the Gzip (GNU) compression algorithm. The .GZ file comprises of a single file only. For multiple files, you have to combine them by opting for an archive tool such as TAR first.

Basic information about GZ file

File GZ is one of the files of the Compressed Files category. Its full name is Gnu Zipped Archive . File format GZ was created by The GNU Project. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file GZ sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a GZ file, you will definitely find it here.
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Programs that support GZ file

Programs for Windows system
Programs for Mac OS system
Programs for Linux system
Conversion of a GZ file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the GZ extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of GZ file conversion to a different format.
File Conversions from GZ extension to a different format :
gz to zip,
File conversions from other format to GZ file:
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the GZ file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the GZ file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the GZ file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the GZ file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the GZ file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the GZ file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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