How to open a file with .gz extension?

File Type : Archive file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .gz file

Searching for the right program to open .gz files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .gz file extension?

The ZIP files are compressed archives which are basically created by assembling the collections of files into one single tar archive and then compressing that archive with gz/GZIP. The final .tar.gz or .tgz file is usually called a tarball. It is usually used on Unix operating systems for file compression. Gzip compression, is familiar to .ZIP files and should not be mixed up with ZIP compression which also uses Deflate.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open gzfiles:

  • 7-Zip
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
  • Corel WinZip 18.5
  • WinRAR 5
  • E-merge WinAce
  • Acubix PicoZip
  • PeaZip
  • Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
  • Incredible Bee Archiver
  • Apple Archive Utility
  • gzip
  • Ark
  • Xarchive