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What is .Gadget File Extension?

Technical Aspects of Gadget file Type:

Primary Association:Windows Sidebar Gadgets
Format Type:Zip File
File Category:Executable File
File Hex Signature:50 4B 03 04
Supported Platform:Windows Operating System

Brief Introduction about Gadget file Extension

The files having Gadget file extension is used in Windows Operating system to store the Sidebar gadgets (Widgets). It is lightweight ZIP file format that may contain CSS, HTML, JS and several other web related files. These files provide the quick desktop access to the most used application like clocks, internet radio, news etc.

Different Types of Gadgets Files

  • Sidebar Gadgets: This gadget runs on the sidebar of windows operating system
  • Web Gadgets: This gadgets runs on web sites like Spaces or Bing
  • SideShow Gadget: This gadgets runs on digital picture frame, mobile phones, LED panel of keyboard and several other devices.

Default Location of user-level gadget:

C:\users\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\

Default Location of Windows gadget

C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Gadgets\

C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\Shared Gadgets\

Microsoft has discontinued the gadgets because they contain serious kind of vulnerabilities. An attacker can exploit your computer system to take complete control over your Computer.

Programs that Supports Gadget Files?

How to Open Gadget file in Windows Platform:

  1. Microsoft Windows