GO File Type

- The quick facts

What are GO files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a GO 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 GO file?

The. go file extension is used to identify source codes that are made using the GO programming language. Go is primarily developed by Google to address some of its software problems and to address the complex issues in using C++ language. Public usage of Go began in November of 2009. GO files are mainly in plain text format. They contain scripts, instruction codes, and commands in creating programs designed to manage softwares and hardwares.

GO files are to be compiled first before using them as a program. There are two compilers that can link GO files, GC and GCCGO. GC or GO Compiler is a standard compiler of codes and commands that are processed on default, while GCCGO (GNU Cross Compilation- GO Compiler) is a different implementation with a different focus. Compared to GC, GCCGO is slower in compiling but it supports more powerful optimization access. Programs compiled with GCCGO run 30% faster compared to GC- based.

How to open GO files

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

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

Last updated: July 13, 2020

Suggest another file format using extension GO

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

The Many Faces of GoThe Many Faces of GoUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
Agilix BinderAgilix BinderUser submitted
MultiGoMultiGoUser submitted
GoGoUser submitted
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