DIZ file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.diz - Archive Description

The DIZ document files are related to Notepad. The DIZ file is an Archive Description file. The file_id.diz (or descript.ion) file is a straight ASCII text file which contains the full description of the archived file containing it. The Notepad seems to be no longer supported.

Document files
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Archive Description related extensions:
Notepad++ Data
NASA Ames Data Exchange
Android Related Readme
Nimbus 7 SAMS APRIORI Data
Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Message
BBS Directory List

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

Can't open a .diz 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 .diz file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

di, dia, dis, dix, djz, dlz, doz, dz, dzi, eiz, fiz, idz, siz, viz, wiz

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

CPT Crosswords Data
DKBTrace Scene
MSC Patran Displacement Results
Dzip Archive
Microsoft Word Wizard
MODFLOW Discretization Package

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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