File Extension Library

.GCDA File Extension

  • Developer by: Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  • Category: Various data Files

What are .GCDA files and how to open them?

Can't open .GCDA file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .GCDA file.

What is a .GCDA file extension?

.GCDA file extension is created by Free Software Foundation, Inc.. .GCDA has been classified as Various data Files.

.GCDA is GCC gcov profiling data

The gcda file extension is mainly related to GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) software and used for files generated by the gcov program during profilling.

The gcda file is generated when a program containing object files built with the GCC -fprofile-arcs option is executed. 

The separate gcda file is created for each object file compiled with this option. It contains arc transition counts, and some summary information.

How to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

How to fix problems with .GCDA files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .GCDA files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .GCDA file format
  2. You need to check the .GCDA file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)