The File Extensions Database


.GDOC File Extension

  • Developer by: Google
  • Category: Page Layout Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .GDOC file?

.GDOC is Google Drive Document

A GDOC file is a document created by Google Docs, an online document editor included with Google Drive. It contains a URL, which points to a Google Docs document stored in Google Drive, along with information about the author of the document. GDOC files are meant to be double-clicked, which opens a document in Google Docs that may include text, images, equations, drawings, charts, or tables.

GDOC file open in Google Docs (Google Drive)

Google Drive is a file storage service that also features the Docs, Sheets, and Slides programs. Drive can be downloaded and installed in Windows or macOS as a desktop client for synchronizing remote Google Drive files with a computer. If you install the Google Drive desktop client, your Google Docs documents are accessible within a special folder named Google Drive, which is on the local hard drive. This folder is used to synchronize files with the remote Google Drive. When you double-click a GDOC file, the document is opened in Google Drive in your default web browser.

GDOC files are associated with Google Docs, similarly to how .DOCX files are associated with Microsoft Word. The Google Docs interface appears similar to Microsoft Word with a toolbar that allows you to change the text font, size, spacing, and alignment. The program also comes with word count, translation, voice typing, and dictionary capabilities.

Programs that open Google Drive Document
Windows
Google Drive
Google Drive File Stream
Mac
Google Drive
Google Drive File Stream
Web
Google Drive

How to solve problems with GDOC files

  • Associate the GDOC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GDOC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GDOC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GDOC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .GDOC is Google Drive Document. Because only the current version supports the latest GDOC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .GDOC is Google Drive Document update.
  • To make sure that your GDOC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.