What is a .RLE.GZ File And How To Open It – Golly (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .rle.gz extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .rle.gz file extension and how to open it.

What is a .RLE.GZ file?

The file extension .RLE.GZ is Golly Compressed Simulation Pattern File. The development of this file was done by Golly. 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 .rle.gz file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .RLE.GZ file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .RLE.GZ file on your operating system/device.

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

To open the .rle.gz file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .RLE.GZ 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 Golly software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .RLE.GZ file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .RLE.GZ 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: 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 Golly software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .RLE.GZ file?

If you cannot open the .RLE.GZ file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .RLE.GZ file.rlf – ESRI, .rli – RealWorld Graphics, .rll – Microsoft, .rls – Nokia, .rm – RealNetworks. 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 .RLE.GZ file with the Golly program on Windows and Golly program on Mac.