What is a .GCZ File And How To Open It

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .gcz extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .gcz file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .GCZ file?

The .GCZ file extension comes from Compressed GameCube/Wii ROM. The format of this file is binary, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .gcz file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .GCZ file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .GCZ file on various operating systems.

How to open a .GCZ file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gcz file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Dolphin software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Dolphin.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GCZ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Dolphin software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GCZ file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .gcz file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Dolphin software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Dolphin software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GCZ file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Dolphin software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GCZ file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gcz file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Dolphin software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Dolphin.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .GCZ file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Dolphin software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .GCZ file?

If you cannot open the .GCZ file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .GCZ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gd – Godot, .gd3 – GreatProgs, .gdb – Garmin, .gdb – Borland, .gdbtable – Geodatabase Table File. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .GCZ file with the Dolphin program on Windows, Dolphin program on Mac and Dolphin software on Linux.