Opening GCF files

Did your computer fail to open a GCF file? We explain what GCF files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your GCF files.

What is a GCF file?

GCF is an acronym for Game Cache File. Files that contain the .gcf file extension normally store game data such as file fragments, checksums, metadata and other game information and game details that are used by an associated gaming application.

The GCF files that are created by gaming programs are commonly used to store games that have been downloaded from the Valve Steam distribution service. GCF files may also contain game updates for computer games that have been distributed by Valve Stream. This ensures that the user has the most recent version of the game installed on his or her hard drive.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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