A gfs file extension is related to the Microsoft SharePoint and used for its WorkSpace Groove remote files.

There is one other file type using
the GFS file extension!

empty icon.gfs - GGFileSPlit file fragment

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Software that open gfs file

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GFS file extension - Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove remote data

What is gfs file? How to open gfs files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

gfs file icon: gfs filetype icon

The gfs file extension is associated with Microsoft SharePoint Workspace, known as Microsoft Groove in previous version.

The gfs file is a stub file that provides a point of contact between the original file contents and the Microsoft Windows file system for a file that is fetched by a member of a Groove File Sharing workspace or a SharePoint Workspace Shared Folder workspace.

If you delete the gfs file, or if you change the gfs extension and then open the file, the file will be likely to be irreparably damaged by the opening application. This damage makes the original file contents unavailable from either the workspace or Windows.

Updated: April 22, 2024

The default software associated to open gfs file:

Microsoft SharePoint Workspace icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft SharePoint Workspace  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SharePoint Workspace is successor of Microsoft Office Groove. SharePoint Workspace is collaboration software that is able to anytime, anywhere access to Microsoft SharePoint team sites. Seems like it was replaced by SharePoint 2013.

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). 

Help how to open:

The gfs files are used for internal purposes of Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

Related links:

You must not delete or rename .gfs files in Groove

List of recommended software applications associated to the .gfs 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 gfs file, edit gfs file, convert gfs file, view gfs file, play gfs file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with gfs file - Microsoft SharePoint WorkSpace Groove remote data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft SharePoint Workspace. Microsoft SharePoint Workspace uses gfs file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with gfs file by default:
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace small icon Microsoft SharePoint Workspace
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office

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