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How to open .gz file extension?

File Type : Archive file type
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What is .gz file extension?

.gz file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
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, Windows, 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.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .gz files:

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