GZIP File Type- The quick facts
What are GZIP files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a GZIP 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 GZIP file?
The GZIP file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the GZIP file type for different types of data.
While we do not yet describe the GZIP file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.
We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about GZIP files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!
How to open GZIP files
Important: Different programs may use files with the GZIP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your GZIP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 30 different GZIP openers which you will find listed below.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of GZIP files. Remember, different programs may use GZIP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Switch Sound File Converter||User submitted|
|Pixillion Image Converter||User submitted|
|WavePad Sound Editor||User submitted|
|Hamster Lite Archiver||User submitted|
|B1 Free Archiver||User submitted|
|Hamster Free Archiver||User submitted|
|Fuze Zip||User submitted|
|Hamster Free ZIP Archiver||User submitted|
|Free Zip Opener||User submitted|
|EveryZone Zip||User submitted|
|Prism Video File Converter||User submitted|
|VideoPad Video Editor||User submitted|
|Doxillion Document Converter||User submitted|
|Stuffit Expander||User submitted|
|Files Compressed||User submitted|