.GZIP File

.gzip is Gnu Zipped File

Key Features: .GZIP File Extension

Features Description
File Extension .gzip
Format Binary
Category Compressed

What's on this Page

  1. How to open:
  2. How to convert:

What is an .GZIP file?

File extension gzip is related to Gzip or GNU ZIP, one of the many compression tools available for users. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of Lempel-Ziv (LZ77) and Huffman coding

A .gzip file is a compressed archive created in GZip.

MIME: application/x-compressed, application/x-gzip

Files with gzip extension an be usually found as compressed file archives using GNU ZIP tool. Most modern tools can extract these files.

How to open:

Most modern archiving tools (eg. WinRAR or 7-zip) should be able to decompress .gzip and extract the file contents.

How to convert:

You can repack these archives to some other format using your favourit archive compressor.
Gnu Zipped File - File openers


  1. File Viewer Plus
  2. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
  3. Corel WinZip 23
  4. 7-Zip
  5. Rar Zip Extractor Pro


  1. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
  2. Apple Archive Utility
  3. Keka


  1. gzip
  2. Xarchive


  1. File Viewer for Android



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