Notes about the GZIP 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 GZIP file type is primarily associated with 'Gzip Compressed Archive'. (more usually seen as .GZ) [Note: GZIP used on a single file will often produce a compressed file with the last letter of the original extension replaced with the letter Z; e.g., gzip 1d66.pdb will likely produce 1d66.pdz.]
Detailed information for file extension GZIP:
File classification: Archive
Other applications associated with file type GZIP:
- GNU Zip (Compressed Archive)GNU ZIP is an archive used predominantly in UNIX machines developed by the GNU project. This association is classified as Archive. Related links: GNU Zip File Format
To change file associations press Windows Key
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.