GED file format description

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

4 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ged - Graphic Environment Document

The GED graphic files are related to Arts and Letters Express. The GED file is a Graphic Environment Document. The GED graphics format used in multiple programs by Arts and Letters.

Arts and Letters Express
Graphic files
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Graphic Environment Document related extensions:
AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image

.ged - GEDCOM Document

The GED document files are related to Family Tree Legends. The 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.

Family Tree Legends
Document files
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GEDCOM Document related extensions:
Interleaf WorldView Printerleaf Data
Interwrite Presentation Document
BiRT Report Document
Total 3D Home Design
iThoughtsHD Document
Apple Pages Template

.ged - Atari 8-bit GED Image

The GED graphic files are related to Recoil. The GED file is an Atari 8-bit GED Image. The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc.

Graphic files
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Atari 8-bit GED Image related extensions:
Commodore 64 8x8 Font Data
Commodore 64 SEUCK Sprite Image
Atari 8-bit Anime 4ever Image
Commodore Amiga AMOS Bitmap
Commodore Amiga Continuous Bitmap Image
Commodore 64 AFLI-editor Image

.ged - Micrografx Simply 3D Geometry Data

The GED data files are related to Micrografx Simply 3D. The GED file is a Micrografx Simply 3D Geometry Data. Micrografx Simply 3D is an application for creating 3D graphics and animations for documents. The Micrografx Simply 3D seems to be no longer supported.

Micrografx Simply 3D
Data files
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Micrografx Simply 3D Geometry Data related extensions:
PopChar Character Shape Data
HOOPS Metafile
eLibrary Reader Object
Avery LabelPro Database
Omnis Quartz Segment 6 Data
Adobe After Effects Render Settings

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

Can't open a .ged 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:


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.

The .ged file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bed, ed, fed, g3d, gd, gdd, gde, gee, gef, ger, ges, gev, gew, gex, gfd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

ElmerGrid Mesh Definition File
FormEdik Form Data
RFM Irregular Spectral Grid
CADViewer Redline Markup
Gerber Drill Drawing Data
Hi-Eddi Image

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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