File Extension GADGET

.GADGET File

File extension: GADGET
File type: Gadget


Notes about the GADGET file extension:



To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The GADGET file type is primarily associated with 'Microsoft' by Microsoft Corporation. Submit and find gadgets in the Windows Live Gallery. Similar files used to use the CAB format which starts with hex 4D534346 but these are outdated.

Detailed information for file extension GADGET:


Primary association: Microsoft
Company: Microsoft Corporation
Identifying characters Hex: 50 4B 03 04 , ASCII: PK
Related links: Windows Live Gallery
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .GADGET

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: Windows.gadget
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe


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