GZI File Extension

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Unix Gzip Format
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What is GZI file?

Full format name of files that use GZI extension is Unix Gzip Format. GZI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. GZI file belongs to the Compressed Files category just like 189 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling GZI files is WinZip, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of WinZip Computing, S.L. developer not only will you find detailed information about theWinZip software, but also about GZI and other supported file formats.

Programs which support GZI file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open GZI files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with GZI 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 GZI file

How to open file with GZI extension?

Problems with accessing GZI may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Unix Gzip Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install WinZip

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports GZI files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install WinZip or one to the listed programs: 7-Zip, WinRAR, Win-GZ. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download WinZip installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit WinZip Computing, S.L. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update WinZip to the latest version

If the problems with opening GZI files still occur even after installing WinZip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WinZip is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why GZI files are not compatible with WinZip. The latest version of WinZip should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open GZI files to WinZip

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the GZI with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where WinZip is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open GZI files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected GZI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with GZI extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the GZI for errors

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

1. The GZI may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the GZI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the GZI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the GZI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the GZI 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 GZI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Unix Gzip Format file again.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with GZI extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Unix Gzip Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the GZI files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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