Detailed Description of Files with the .ged File Extension

.ged File Extension

Various file types are recorded to be associated with the .ged file extension. These file types are:

File Type #1 – GEDCOM Genealogy Data File

The .ged file extension is recorded to be associated with GEDCOM (GEnealogical Data COMmunications). .ged files are genealogy data files containing various pieces of family history. The data in .ged files is saved in an ASCII format and can be used by various genealogical software applications across multiple platforms.

.ged files are data files and their Mime type is application/octet-stream.

How to open a .ged (GEDCOM Genealogy Data) file

If you use Windows, you may open a .ged file using any of the following programs:

  • GeneWeb
  • TREEFIC
  • Ages
  • LifeLines
  • Ancestral Author
  • Genbox Family History
  • Taurus Family Tree
  • Roots Magic

If you use a Mac operating system, you may open a .ged file using any of the following programs:

  • GeneWeb
  • Taurus Family Tree
  • Leister Reunion
  • GEDitCOM

If you use Linux, you may open a .ged file using any of the following programs:

  • GeneWeb
  • GRAMPS
  • LifeLines

File Type #2 – Graphic Environment Document

The file extension .ged is used by Art and Letters applications and a .ged file is commonly referred to as a Graphic Environment Document. The file type is graphic and the Mime type is image/x-ged.

How to open a .ged (Graphic Environment Document) file

You can open a .ged file in Windows using the following program:

  • Arts and Letters Express

File Type #3 – Game Editor Project File

The .ged file extension is associated with Game Editor, which is a multi-platform game creation program used for developing games in Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista, Linux, and Windows Mobile-based operating systems.

How to open a .ged (Game Editor Project) file

If you use Windows, you may open a .ged file using the following program:

  • Game Editor or Game Editor Professional

If you use Linux, you may open a .ged file using the following program:

  • Game Editor

File Type #4 – Micrografx simply 3D geometry file

The .ged file extension is also used by Micrografx applications. Not much information is available on this file type.

If you are unable to open a .ged file using the programs installed on your computer, try FileCure, which is a file extension repair software that allows Windows users access to numerous file types, including .ged files.