File Extension Library


.GCDA File Extension

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

What is an .GCDA file?

.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 Open .GCDA file on different platforms

Open .GCDA File on Windows

  • Right-click a .GCDA
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .GCDA file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .GCDA files" Press "Ok"

Open .GCDA File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .GCDA file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .GCDA File on Linux

Right click on the .GCDA file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .GCDA File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .GCDA file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .GCDA File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .GCDA files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

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.)