.GZ File extension

Gnu Zipped Archive

.GZ File Extension - How to open .GZ File? icon
DeveloperThe GNU Project
Rating
3.9(188 Votes)
CategoryCompressed Files
FormatBinary

What is a .GZ file?

A GZ file is an archive file compressed by the standard GNU zip (gzip) compression algorithm. It contains a compressed collection of one or more files and is commonly used on Unix operating systems for file compression.

More .GZ File Extension Information

Gzip is standardly installed on most Unix operating systems and is recognized by most file decompression utilities for Mac, Windows, and Unix. Gzip compression, while similar to .ZIP files, should not be confused with ZIP compression. NOTE: Files with the extension ".tar.gz" or ".tgz" are known as a "tarballs," which are are .TAR files compressed with Gzip compression. These files must first be decompressed, then expanded using a TAR utility. They are commonly found on Unix systems.

How to open .GZ files?

.GZ can be using by 4 Flatform (Mac, Windows, Linux, Android).
And can be open by bellow programs list:
Mac
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Incredible Bee Archiver
Apple Archive Utility
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Corel WinZip 21
WinRAR 5
E-merge WinAce
Acubix PicoZip
7-Zip
PeaZip
Linux
Ark
PeaZip
Android
File Viewer for Android
RARLAB RAR
Updated at: 2018-11-13

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