Open GZ files with File Viewer Plus

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Do you need to open a GZ file?

File Viewer Plus can open GZ (Gzip) files. The program can decompress the files, extract their contents, and inspect their metadata.

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What is a .GZ file?

GZ files are archives compressed by the standard GNU zip (Gzip) algorithm 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 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 receive a GZ file, you can decompress it with File Viewer Plus and inspect its metadata.

Alternate file extensions: .gzip

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