GG File Type

- The quick facts

What are GG files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GG file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the GG file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GG file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: July 13, 2020

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 apps that use files with this extension

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