MGZ file format description

Many people often share .mgz files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .mgz files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .mgz files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .mgz files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .mgz file format.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.mgz - Metal Gear Solid Archive

The MGZ game data files are related to Metal Gear Solid. The MGZ file is a Metal Gear Solid Archive. Metal Gear Solid is an action-adventure stealth video game directed, produced and co-written by Hideo Kojima.

Application:Metal Gear Solid
Category:Game Data files
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Metal Gear Solid Archive related extensions:

  • bag Emperor: Battle for Dune Data
  • bfb Zoo Tycoon 2 Model
  • des Tribes 2 Game DES Data
  • osf Descent 3 Outrage Sound
  • wld SMBX World Data
  • btb Warhammer: Dark Omen Map

.mgz - Compressed MGH MRI Data

The MGZ data files are related to FreeSurfer. The MGZ file is a Compressed MGH MRI Data. The .mgh file format is used to store high-resolution structural data and other data which are to be overlaid on the high-resolution structural volume. A .mgz (or .mgh.gz) file is a .mgh file that has been compressed with ZLib.

Category:Data files
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Compressed MGH MRI Data related extensions:

  • annot FreeSurfer Annotation
  • gii GIfTI Data
  • label FreeSurfer Label
  • mgh MGH MRI Data
  • stats FreeSurfer Statistics File
  • tri FreeSurfer Triangular Surface Data

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .mgz file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .mgz extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .mgz files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .mgz files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .mgz 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 an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .mgz file

To set the .mgz file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .mgz file association. Many applications can open .mgz files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .mgz file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

gmz, gz, hgz, jgz, lgz, mbz, mg, mga, mgs, mgx, mtz, mz

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .mgz filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .mgz:

Operating systems

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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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