Open GZ files with File Viewer Plus

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Do you need to open a Gzip archive (.GZ or .GZIP file)?

File Viewer Plus can open GZ files! It can be used to decompress the files and inspect their metadata.

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What is a .GZ file?

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GZ archives are compressed by the standard GNU zip (Gzip) algorithm, which is commonly used by Unix operating systems to compress files. The Gzip format was first introduced in 1992 and is still used in Unix systems today. GZ files may be used to store all sorts of files, such as video, image, audio, and backup files, that have been compressed to reduce their size for transportation or storage purposes.

Since GZ files are primarily created by Gzip on Unix systems, you will most likely only encounter the files if you use a Unix system or if they are sent to you by a Unix user. You may also download GZ files from the Internet. If you do receive a GZ file, you can decompress the file with File Viewer Plus and inspect its metadata.

Alternate file extensions: .gzip

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