>> KMZ file

KMZ file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.kmz - Compressed KML Data

The KMZ document files are related to Google Earth. The KMZ file is a Compressed KML Data. Compressed Keyhole Markup Language XML used by Google Earth. KMZ file is a ZIP file that can be opened with any unzipping utility.

Google Earth
Document files
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Compressed KML Data related extensions:
Tomahawk Gold Document
Microsoft Visio Diagram XML
Irrlicht 3D Static Mesh
Comic Life v1.2 Document
Radiance Scene
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation

.kmz - Correlate Knowledge Map Zipped Data

The KMZ data files are related to K-Map. The KMZ file is a Correlate Knowledge Map Zipped Data. Correlate Knowledge Map (K-Map) is a tool to easily collect, organize, share and archive digital content.

Data files
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Correlate Knowledge Map Zipped Data related extensions:
Correlate Knowledge Map Data

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

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

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

klz, km, kma, kms, kmx, kz, kzm, mkz, mmz, mz, omz

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Keyman Desktop Compiled Keyboard File
MOZART Music Document
KuaiZip Compressed File
Mezzo Source Code
Karizma Designer Album
MiraMon Compressed Map File

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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