What is a .GFW File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)


Have you came across a file with the .gfw extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .gfw file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .GFW file?

The .GFW file extension is from GIF World File. The file has the text format, and it is a GIS software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .gfw file on 1 platform.

How to open a .GFW file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .GFW file on various operating systems.

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

The .gfw file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GFW 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Notepad software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .GFW file?

If you cannot open the .GFW file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .GFW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .gfx – Autodesk, .gg – Google, .ggb – GeoGebra, .ggpack – Terrible Toybox, .ggr – GIMP. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .GFW file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows.