GDOC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a GDOC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .GDOC files.

What is a GDOC file?

The .gdoc file extension was developed by Google as a Web shortcut file format. These GDOC files point to documents that are in Google Drive, which is 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 Docs app, a GDOC file is created. These GDOC files are usually stored in a user's Google Drive folder, which is syncrhonized 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.These GDOC files are typically Web files, which are generated by the Google Docs app as Internet shortcuts. 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension GDOC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different GDOC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension GDOC

While we know of one file format using the .GDOC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .GDOC file.

Various viewers for this file format

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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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GDOC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with GDOC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!