GZ File Extension

File Type

Gnu Zipped Archive


The GNU Project


Compressed Files





Information about the GZ file extension

GZ is the extension given to files that are used in 3 operating systems such as: Linux, Mac OS, Windows. The Unarchiver is a very common application as a tool for handling GZ files. This is an application developed by Dag ?gren/WAHa.06x36. Additionally, GZ files can be handled by applications like PeaZip, WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRAR.

The data in the GZ files are saved in the manner characteristic for Compressed Files. The GZ file extension can also be found in 236 in other file types and may not be supported by The Unarchiver or similar programs. The format of this particular Gnu Zipped Archive file was developed by The GNU Project. Modification or reading of files with the name Gnu Zipped Archive in many cases is done in the The Unarchiver program. GZ detailed description

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GZ File Extension

What is a(n) GZ file??

GZ file extension is just an archive file, which was usually created by a utility called Gnu Zip.

Keeping archives inside a GZ file is a good idea if you want to compress your data and keep them in a compressed format.

GZ File Tools

What tools are we dealing with?

Here are the most important online tools related to GZ. Through them, you can perform many activities related to GZ for free. You can easily convert the file, preview its contents, or open and edit any GZ file.

GZ File Opener

GZ opener is one of the most used tools. You will learn a few ways to open your GZ file. Opening the GZ file is just the beginning. Other file operations can be the next step.

GZ File Viewer

To view the contents of the GZ file use the GZ Viewer tool instead of installing special software. Go to the subpage, select your GZ file you want to view and our tool will show you what the file contains

GZ File Converter

Try to convert the GZ file to a different format if problems arise while working with the GZ file. Converting the GZ file will give you more options for editing the data in the file.

GZ File Editor

GZ editor allows you to edit the data contained in the file. Sometimes you need to be able to fully edit the contents of the GZ file, in which case you may need to install dedicated software. Check out our GZ file editor page and learn about the possibilities



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