>> GADGET file

GADGET file format description

Many people share .gadget files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .gadget file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .gadget files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.gadget - Windows Sidebar Gadget

The GADGET application files are related to Windows Sidebar. GADGET file is a Windows Sidebar Gadget. The Windows Sidebar is a lockable panel on the Windows Vista desktop, similar to the Microsoft Windows Taskbar, that is able to host and manage mini-applications known as "gadgets". A gadget is distributed as a .gadget file - a renamed .zip archive - consisting of a collection of XML, HTML, Microsoft JScript, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files.

Application:
Windows Sidebar
Category:
Application files
Mime-type:
application/octet-stream
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Windows Sidebar Gadget related extensions:
.wsc
Windows Script Component File
.scf
Windows Explorer Shell Command
.fcgi
FastCGI Application
.exopc
ExoPC Slate Application
.g3a
Casio Prizm Add-in
.lrplugin
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Plug-in

Naturally, other applications may also use the .gadget file extension. Even harmful programs can create .gadget files. Be especially cautious with .gadget files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .gadget file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:

example.gadget

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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems

DataTypes.net currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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