A gcf file extension is related to Steam Client and used for Game Cache files.

There are 4 other file types using
the GCF file extension!

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empty icon.gcf - WinXComp grouped compressed data

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GCF file extension - Steam client grid cache

What is gcf file? How to open gcf files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

gcf file icon: gcf filetype icon

The gcf file extension is associated with Steam Client by Valve, originally code named Grid, hence the Grid Cache File now more referenced as Game Cache File.

The gcf file contains data about installed games, that make it easier to migrate the Steam Client. Can be used for plenty of games sold by Valve.

The default software associated to open gcf file:

Steam icon

Valve Corporation logoSteam  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Valve Corporation

Steam is digital distribution and multiplayer platform. It is used to distribution of computer games, game updates and also has chat and in-game voices features.

Steam for Mac icon

Valve Corporation logoSteam for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Valve Corporation

Steam for Mac is digital distribution and multiplayer platform used for distribution of computer games, game updates and also has chat and in-game voices features. On Steam distribute many game developers, such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, id Software etc.

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.gcf files.

How to convert:

Cache files are usually not meant to be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .gcf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open gcf file, edit gcf file, convert gcf file, view gcf file, play gcf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting gcf files.

Software that open gcf file - Steam client grid cache

Programs supporting the exension gcf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open gcf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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