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

gcf file icon.gcf - Graphing Calculator file

gcf file icon.gcf - Greeting Card Creator project file

gcf file icon.gcf - Scream! G├╝ralp compressed file

gcf file icon.gcf - WinXComp grouped compressed file

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GCF file extension - Steam Client Grid Cache file

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.

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

The default software associated to gcf file type:

Steam icon

Valve Corporation logo Steam  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. On Steam distribute many game developers, such as Electronic Arts, Activision, Bethesda Softworks, id Software etc. Steam is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Playstation 3.

Steam for Mac icon

Valve Corporation logo Steam 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 GCF files:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert file with extension GCF:

As far as we know, this .gcf file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Valve GCF overview

List of software applications associated to the .gcf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X 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).

Hint:
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 of the gcf files.

  • Open gcf file
  • Convert gcf file
  • Extract gcf file
  • Others gcf file

Software that open gcf file - Steam Client Grid Cache file

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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