How to open GEM files

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

What is a GEM file?

The GEM file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the GEM file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 2 different uses of the GEM extension, which you can read more about below.

GEM metafile

Through our analysis of GEM files, we know that one use of the format is GEM metafile. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

McAfee AV Pattern update (newer engine)

Through our analysis of GEM files, we know that one use of the format is McAfee AV Pattern update (newer engine). We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix GEM files

These apps are known to open certain types of GEM files. Since many different programs may use GEM files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific GEM file.

Paint Shop ProPaint Shop ProUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo Commander FREEAshampoo Photo Commander FREEUser submitted
GemCad ApplicationGemCad ApplicationUser submitted
WinCDEmuWinCDEmuUser submitted
ThumbsPlusThumbsPlusUser submitted
SlowViewSlowViewUser submitted
Jasc Paint Shop ProJasc Paint Shop ProUser submitted
gemiusExplorergemiusExplorerUser submitted
GeminiPatternEditorGeminiPatternEditorUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with GEM-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with GEM-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!