How to open Link to Google Docs web application document .gdoc files
Have you had trouble opening the gdoc file on your computer? What are gdoc files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is gdoc file?
Files with gdoc extension are URL links to a document created in Google Drive. It is not the actual document, just link. You can download the document from Google Drive in more typical format, like docx or odt.
Link to Google Docs web application document description
File extension gdoc is mainly related to Google Drive, a web service and used for links to a document saved using the Docs app for Google Drive.
A .gdoc file contains web link to a document created and saved in Google Drive. These files do not contain the actual document, just encoded URL link.
These files are typically found in your Google Drive folder that is synchronized with the service. Opening it results in launching Google Drive in your Web browser so you can edit the document.
Suggested software to open gdoc file
Word processor web app from Google