File Extension GZIP

.GZIP File

File extension: GZIP


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:


Primary association: Gzip Compressed Archive
File classification: Archive
Related links: RFC1952, Pack/Unpack with 7-Zip

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 + 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 .GZIP

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

ProgramID: ZipZag.gzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipZag\zipzag.exe %1

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

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


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