What is a .GEXF File And How To Open It – GEXF Working Group (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .gexf extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .gexf file extension and how to open it.

What is a .GEXF file?

The .GEXF file extension stands for Graph Exchange XML Format File. This file extension belongs to the developer GEXF Working Group. This data related file is in xml format.

What to know

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

How to open a .GEXF file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Gephi software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GEXF 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 Gephi software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .GEXF file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .gexf file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Gephi software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .GEXF 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Gephi software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .GEXF file on Linux

The .gexf file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Gephi software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .GEXF 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: 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 Gephi software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .GEXF file?

If you cannot open the .GEXF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .GEXF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gf – METAFONT Bitmap File, .gfar – University of Kent, .gfb – GIFBlast, .gfe – Glarysoft, .gfi – GIFI File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

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