File Extension Library

.GED File Extension

  • Developer by: The LDS Church
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .GED file?

.GED file extension is created by The LDS Church. .GED has been classified as Data Files. The format of .GED file is Text.

.GED is GEDCOM Genealogy Data File

A GED file is a data file that stores family history and genealogical event data in the standard GEDCOM genealogy format. It contains data in an ASCII text format that can be opened by different genealogy programs on multiple computer systems.

GEDCOM is an abbreviation for "GEnealogical Data COMmunications."

List of all softwares that can open the GEDCOM Genealogy Data File
Ancestral Author
Thoughtful Creations Genbox Family History
Taurus FamilyTree
Nevron Software MyDraw
Leister Productions Reunion
Taurus FamilyTree
Nevron Software MyDraw
File Type 2:

Game Editor Project File

Developer by: Game Editor Category: Developer Files

Game development project created with Game Editor, a crossplatform game creation program; includes game data and settings; saved along with a game folder that contains the game resources.

Game Editor can be used to develop games for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, and Vista, as well as Pocket PC, Linux, and Windows Mobile-based operating systems.

How to Open .GED file on different platforms

Open .GED File on Windows

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

Open .GED File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .GED 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 .GED File on Linux

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

Open .GED File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .GED 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 .GED 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 .GED files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .GED files

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