IGZ File Extension

IGZ file icon
Gzipped Image
  • Developer
    Jean-loup Gailly
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is IGZ file?

IGZ is a file extension commonly associated with Gzipped Image files. Gzipped Image format was developed by Jean-loup Gailly. IGZ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux system platform. IGZ file format, along with 619 other file formats, belongs to the Archive Files category. The software recommended for managing IGZ files is gzip. gzip software was developed by Jean-loup Gailly, and on its official website you may find more information about IGZ files or the gzip software program.

Programs which support IGZ file extension

Programs that can handle IGZ files are as follows. IGZ files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IGZ file

Linux Linux

How to open file with IGZ extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IGZ files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Gzipped Image 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 IGZ files.

Step 1. Get the gzip

Problems with opening and working with IGZ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IGZ files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the gzip developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IGZ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading gzip installed is by going to developer’s website (Jean-loup Gailly) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of gzip and update if needed

If you already have gzip installed on your systems and IGZ files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 gzip installed, it may not support IGZ format. The most recent version of gzip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign gzip to IGZ files

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the IGZ file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where gzip is installed, check the Always use this app to open IGZ files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IGZ extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 IGZ extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the IGZ 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 IGZ file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IGZ file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the IGZ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the IGZ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with IGZ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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 out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Gzipped Image file.

4. Check whether your system can handle gzip

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Gzipped Image files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with IGZ files affecting older versions of given software.

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