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Open .gz file Extension

File Type : Archive file type

Compatible with: (Mac OSX 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

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.gz

ExtensionSmallImg What is .gz file?

It is th archive file compressed by the standard GNU zip (gzip) compression algorithm. It contains a compressed collection of one or more files. It is commonly used on Unix operating systems for file compression. Gzip is standardly installed on most Unix operating systems and is recognized by most file decompression utilities for Mac, Mac, and Unix. Gzip compression, is similar to .ZIP files and should not be confused with ZIP compression. Important: Files with the extension ".tar.gz" or ".tgz" are .TAR files compressed with Gzip compression. These files should be decompressed first and then expanded using a TAR utility. These files are commonly found on Unix systems.

Recommended Software Programs to open .gz file

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