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GZ file extension

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

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

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

✅ Gzip Compressed File

Gzip Compressed File .gz file icon
The Gzip file format holds a single compressed file. Gzip (GNU zip) is a compression utility designed to be a replacement for unix compress.
Category: Archive files
Application: gzip
Mime-type: application/x-gzip
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
GZ aliases:
gzi, gzip
GZ related links:
GZ related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

LHarc Compressed Archive

Zaurus Install Package

Arhangel Compressed Archive

Gzip Compressed WRL File

RK Compressed Archive

Rkive Compressed Archive

Blink Archive

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

🚫 The .gz file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bz, fz, ga, gs, gx, hz, nz, rz, tz, vz, yz, zg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Geosoft Script
Fritzing Sketch File
Rzip Compressed Data
Magellan eXplorist Geocache Waypoint Data
STK Great Arc Propagator File
Compressed Tape Archive
Geometry Expressions Document
Gofer Source Code
VZ200 Snapshot
GenX Data

🔴 Can't open a .gz 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 .gz 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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