File Extension GZ

.GZ File

File extension: GZ
File type: Compressed Archive
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Notes about the GZ file extension:



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The GZ file type is primarily associated with 'Gzip'. Ofter found in a double extension with TAR (e.g., .TAR.GZ) where the tarball is the archive which is then compressed using Gzip.

Detailed information for file extension GZ:


Primary association: Gzip
File classification: Archive
Mime type: application/gzip, application/x-gzip, application/x-gunzip, application/gzipped, application/gzip-compressed, application/x-compressed, application/x-compress, gzip/document, application/octet-stream
Identifying characters Hex: 1F 8B 08 , ASCII:
Related links: 7-Zip

Other applications associated with file type GZ:

  • GIMP (Image File) by The GIMP TeamThe GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. The Mime types used with this association are: image/xcf. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 67 69 6D 70 20 78 63 66 20 , ASCII: gimp xcf Related links: CKNOW GIMP Info
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .GZ

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: File.Gz, FileType: ZipGenius Gzip File, AppName: ZipGenius 1.4 Service Release 3

ProgramID: Frigate3.open, FileType: ZipMagic ZOO, AppName: Frigate3

ProgramID: GZip-Archiv, FileType: GZip archive, AppName: WinAce Archiver v2.5
EXEFile: WinAce.exe

ProgramID: PAGZIP, FileType: PowerArchiver GZIP File, AppName: The most powerful Freeware Archive Utility
EXEFile: POWERARC.EXE

ProgramID: PicoZip, FileType: PicoZip Archive, AppName: PicoZip
EXEFile: PicoZip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk Archive, FileType: PowerDesk Archive, AppName: PowerDesk

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk
EXEFile: PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk Pro

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand, FileType: StuffIt Compressed File, AppName: StuffIt for Windows 8.0
EXEFile: stuffit.exe

ProgramID: StuffItArchive, AppName: Aladdin Expander

ProgramID: WinRAR, FileType: WinRAR archive, AppName: WinRAR archiver
EXEFile: WinRAR.exe

ProgramID: WinZip, FileType: WinZip File, AppName: WinZip
EXEFile: winzip32.exe

ProgramID: WinZip, FileType: WinZip File, AppName: WinZip Executable
EXEFile: winzip32.exe

ProgramID: ZipMagic GZ

ProgramID: PAGZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%r\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Allume Systems\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: pkzipfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PKWARE\PKZIPW\PKZIPW.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!Ute\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinRar 8\WinRar 8 beta\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0\Expander\Expander.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: Y:\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: G:\SW\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: D:\EXTRA_~1\SMALLP~1\WINZIP9.0\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: C:\DOCUME~1\ESTELA~1\MYDOCU~1\DEFAUL~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinZip\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SHAREW~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: F:\utils\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: E:\WinRar 3.4\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: D:\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: C:\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Zippers\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PACKER\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt\\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\VCOM\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ontrack\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PicoZip.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PicoZip\PicoZip.exe %1

ProgramID: PAGZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: JustZIPit_Archive
EXEFile: C:\Documents and Settings\Wayne\My Documents\AvatarSoft\JustZIPit\JustZIPit.exe %1

ProgramID: JustZIPit_Archive
EXEFile: blank

ProgramID: GZip-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce\WinAce.exe %1

ProgramID: File.Gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: BitZipper.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BitZipper\BITZIPPER.EXE %1

ProgramID: 7-Zip.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7zFMn.exe %1

ProgramID: JustZIPit_Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AvatarSoft\JustZIPit\JustZIPit.exe

ProgramID: IZArc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZARC\IZARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: NetZIPFileType
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Netzip\Netzip.exe %l

ProgramID: ACDSee.GZ
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\ACDSee.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt Standard\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: QZ4..gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip4\QuickZip.exe %1

ProgramID: Qzip.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip\Quickzip.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.5\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: TzTAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\TUGZip\TUGZip.exe %1

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe %1

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe %1

ProgramID: 7-Zip.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7zFM.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UTILIT~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: MimarSinan Codex
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L

ProgramID: ExtractNow
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ExtractNow\extractnow.exe

ProgramID: JustZIPit_Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JustZIPit\JustZIPit.exe

ProgramID: IZArcGZ
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: ICEOWSDoc
EXEFile: rundll32 %SystemRoot%\system32\ShellExt\IceGUI.dll,RouteTheCall

ProgramID: uz.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PAGZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Accessories\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE

ProgramID: ALZip.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALZip\ALZip.exe

ProgramID: GZip-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: File.Gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 6\zipgenius.exe -open

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UltimateZip 2.7\uzip.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: ACDSee 9.0.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\9.0\ACDSeeQV.exe

ProgramID: pkarchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PKWARE\PKZIPW4\pkzipw.exe

ProgramID: EasyZip.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles% PER UFFICIO\EASYZIP.EXE

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe

ProgramID: GZip-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0.2\Expander\Expander.exe

ProgramID: pkzipfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\_WWWUT~1\Security\Mail\PKWARE\PKZIPW\PKZIPW.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt11.Archive.Open.Generic
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt11\StuffIt11.exe -o

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\7.0\ACDSee7.exe

ProgramID: IZArcGZ
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: LhaplusArchive_gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Lhaplus\Lhaplus.exe

ProgramID: 7-Zip.gz
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Utilities\7-Zip\7zFM.exe


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