Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .ged

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .ged file?
  • Which program can create the .ged file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .ged format?
  • What can convert .ged files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ged extension?

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Graphic Environment Document .ged file icon

Graphic Environment Document

GED file is a Graphic Environment Document. The GED graphics format used in multiple programs by Arts and Letters.
Detailed description not available
Category: Graphic files
Program name: -
Mime-type: image/x-ged
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Art Image
AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image
Windows Bitmap Image
CALS Compressed Bitmap
CorelDraw Drawing
Computer Graphics Metafile
Corel Photo-Paint Image
Windows Custom Cursor
Dr. Halo Bitmap Image
GEDCOM Document .ged file icon

GEDCOM Document

GED file is a GEDCOM Document. GEDCOM, an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunication, is a specification for exchanging genealogical data between different genealogy software. A GEDCOM file is plain text containing genealogical information about individuals, and meta data linking these records together. It is a standard format that any genealogy program can read.
Category: Document files
Application: Family Tree Legends
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Family Tree Legends Document
Family Tree Maker Document
Ancestral Quest Database
Ancestral Quest Database Index
Family Tree Maker Backup Data
Family Tree Maker Compressed Backup Data
Compressed Unicode GEDCOM Document
Compressed GEDCOM Document
Family Tree Maker Document Backup

Other types of files may also use the .ged file extension. If you have helpful information about .ged extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

STK Database Update Information
Golden Software Surfer Grid
RFM Irregular Spectral Grid
ElmerGrid Mesh Definition File
Adobe Photoshop Gradient File
StrongDisk Protected Disk Image
GameMaker Studio Extension
Hi-Eddi Image

The .ged filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

grd (40), gd (16), bed (6), red (6), ges (5), hed (4), gex (4), ved (3), ted (3), gsd (3), ger (2), fed (2), ned (2), gdd (2), g3d (2)

Can't open a .ged file?

If you want to open a .ged file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .ged association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.ged

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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