How to open GZ file?

What is GZ file extension?

A file with the GZ extension is used to store compressed archives. The file contents are generated using the GNU zip lossless compression algorithm. This solution is characteristic of systems based on Unix kernel. Compressing files is aimed at reducing their volume, which makes them easier to transfer or transfer over the network. GZ files can also be supported on Mac or Windows systems, but they should not be confused with the ZIP format. By default, the GZ file can contain only one compressed file.

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Programs that support GZ file

Programs for Windows system
WinZip WinZip
7-Zip 7-Zip
PeaZip PeaZip
Programs for Mac OS system
iArchiver iArchiver
Apple Archive Utility Apple Archive Utility
The Unarchiver The Unarchiver
Programs for Linux system
gzip gzip
Xarchive Xarchive
Ark Ark
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the GZ file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the GZ file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the GZ file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the GZ file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the GZ file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the GZ file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).