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What are GDOC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GDOC file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your GDOC files.

What is a GDOC file?

A .GDOC file is a Google Document Shortcut file.

These GDOC files point to documents stored on Google Drive, a cloud storage service provided by Google. A .gdoc file does not contain any other data aside from the encoded location of an associated document in Google Drive.

Each time a user saves a document in Google Drive through the Google Docs app, a GDOC file is created. These GDOC files are usually stored in a user's Google Drive folder, which is synchronized with the service.

Upon clicking these .gdoc files, the user's default web browser takes the user to the corresponding document. The user can then edit, delete or share the document.

Recent versions of widely used web browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer can be used to open these GDOC files.

How to open GDOC files

We have identified one GDOC opener that is compatible with this specific type of GDOC file.

Programs that open Google Document Shortcut files

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Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of GDOC files. Remember, different programs may use GDOC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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