The File Extensions Database


.GDR File Extension

  • Category: Font Files

What is an .GDR file?

.GDR is Symbian OS Font File

Font file used by Symbian OS devices, such as Nokia Series 60 smartphones; saves font characters in a bitmap format; can be transferred from a PC to the phone via Bluetooth or USB.

GDR font files must be saved in the "\System\Fonts" directory on the Symbian device in order to function correctly. When a new font is installed, the device must be restarted to allow the Font and Bitmap server processes to recognize the font.

Symbian OS programs, such as FileMan and FontRemover, can also be used to install or remove GDR files on the Symbian device.

How to solve problems with GDR files

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