What is a .GLD File And How To Open It – Microchip Technology (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .gld extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .gld file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .GLD file?

The .GLD file extension comes from MPLAB C Compiler Linker Script File. This file extension was developed by Microchip Technology. The format of this development related file is text.

What to know

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

How to open a .GLD file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Microchip Technology MPLAB IDE software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Microchip Technology MPLAB IDE software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .GLD 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 Microchip Technology MPLAB IDE software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .GLD file?

If you cannot open the .GLD file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .GLD file.gld – Thermal Dynamics. 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 .GLD file with the Microchip Technology MPLAB IDE program on Windows.