The File Extensions Database


.GDOCX File Extension

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

What is an .GDOCX file?

.GDOCX is Google Drive Document

A GDOCX file is a pointer file created by Google Docs, an online document editor included with Google Drive. It contains information that points to the location of a word processing document stored in Google Drive. GDOCX files do not store actual document content, only the location of a word processing document stored in Google Drive.

GDOCX files are similar to shortcut files. When you double-click a GDOCX file, it opens the actual word processing document stored in Google Drive.

Google Drive is a file storage service that can be downloaded and installed in Windows or macOS as a desktop client for synchronizing remote Google Drive files with a local 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 GDOCX file, the document is opened in Google Drive in your default web browser.

NOTE: GDOCX files are more commonly seen as .GDOC files.

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

How to solve problems with GDOCX files

  • Associate the GDOCX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GDOCX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GDOCX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GDOCX 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 .GDOCX is Google Drive Document. Because only the current version supports the latest GDOCX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Google manufacturer website after an available .GDOCX is Google Drive Document update.
  • To make sure that your GDOCX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.