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GCOV file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .gcov file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .gcov file?
  • What program do I need to open a .gcov file?
  • How can the .gcov file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .gcov files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ GNU GCOV Logfile

GCOV file is a GNU GCOV Logfile. GCOV is a test coverage program. Use it in concert with GNU CC to analyze your programs to help create more efficient, faster running code. You can use gcov as a profiling tool to help discover where your optimization efforts will best affect your code.
Application: GNU GCC
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
GCOV aliases:
GCOV related links:
GCOV related extensions:
C Source Code

C++ Source Code

D Source Code

GNU Makefile

NMake Makefile

Win32 Makefile

C++ Internal Header

GNU Make C Property-list Data

Other types of files may also use the .gcov file extension.

🚫 The .gcov file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cov, gco, gcob, gcod, gcv, gov

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Genbox Family History Chart Options
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Fax Cover Page
Netmino Data
RFM Covariate Table
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🔴 Can't open a .gcov file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .gcov file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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