Files with gg file extension can be usually found as old Google Desktop Gadgets. These were used to add extra function to computer desktop but the software, along with the Gadgets, was discontinued in 2011.

There are 3 other file types using
the GG file extension!

gg - Koala Paint compressed image

empty - Gridgen data

empty - Sega GameGear game ROM image

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Software that open gg file

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GG file extension - Google Desktop Gadget

What is gg file? How to open gg files?

File type specification:

Internet related file type icon Internet related file type

gg file icon: gg filetype icon

The gg file extension is most likely best know from so called Google Desktop Gadgets. Gadgets powered by Google are miniature objects made by Google users like you that offer cool and dynamic content that can be placed on any page on the web.

Gadgets might come in handy when you're at work (to-do list, currency converter, calendar), at school (calculator, Wikipedia, translation tool), or just passing time (news, blogs, games). You can add gadgets you like to iGoogle and, if you have Google Desktop installed, you can also add gadgets to your computer's desktop.

It was announced in 2011, that Google is going to discontinue the product in near  future.

This gg file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open gg file:

Google Desktop icon

Google Inc. logoGoogle Desktop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Google Inc.

Google Desktop is desktop search software made by Google for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms. The program allows text searches of a user's e-mails, computer files, music, photos, chats, Web pages viewed, and other Google Gadgets. The last version was released in 2010 with further development terminated.

Help how to open:

These files were used in Google Desktop, but it is long discontinued.

How to convert:

A conversion for Google Gadgets (*.gg) is highly unlikely.

File identification strings:

HEX code: 50 4B 03 04
ASCII code: PK

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

Software that open gg file - Google Desktop Gadget

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with gg file by default:
Google Desktop small icon Google Desktop
Other suggested software:
Google Chrome small icon Google Chrome
Chromium small icon Chromium

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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