GG File - opening and understanding

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

What is a GG file?

The GG file format is used by the Google Desktop application. Files that contain the .gg file extension are used by Google Desktop application or "gadget" developers to distribute script-based sidebar gadgets, similar to widgets but solely used for the Google application.

The gadgets contained in the GG files can provide Google Desktop users with streaming information on news, finance and sports and well as interactive game utilities and custom search boxes. These "gadgets" are installed right onto the user's Google desktop or browser. Popular sidebar gadgets that use the .gg file extension include calculators, currency converters, news tickers and blog updates.

How to open GG 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 GG for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different GG openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension GG

While we know of one file format using the .GG 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 .GG file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Google DesktopGoogle DesktopUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
Digg's Top Stories PluginDigg's Top Stories PluginUser submitted
GGCadGGCadUser submitted
McAfee SecurityCenterMcAfee SecurityCenterUser submitted
Google Desktop SearchGoogle Desktop SearchUser submitted
Kega FusionKega FusionUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GG-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 GG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!