Having problems opening a gadget file?

Find out what programs can help open, view, play or convert your gadget files.

Opening gadget files
Windows Gadget

Did your computer fail to open a gadget file? We explain what gadget files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your gadget files.

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What is gadget file?

Small application that runs within the Windows Vista sidebar; stores several Web-based files in a Zip archive format; may include .HTML, .CSS, .JS files, as well as other Web files; used for small programs such as news feeds, search tools, system utilities, small games, and other programs. Other types of gadgets include Web gadgets and SideShow gadgets. Web gadgets can be placed on Web pages, while SideShow gadgets run on mobile phones, digital picture frames, and other devices. Gadgets can be downloaded for free from the Windows Live Gallery. NOTE: Since GADGET files are stored in a .ZIP format, you can rename their file extension to ".zip" and open them with any Zip-compatible decompression utility.

Software that will open, convert or fix gadget files

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