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:
.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.
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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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:
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- MOZART Music Document
- KuaiZip Compressed File
- Mezzo Source Code
- Karizma Designer Album
- MiraMon Compressed Map File
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