WMZ file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wmz - Windows Media Player Compressed Skin

The WMZ multimedia files are related to Windows Media Player. The WMZ file is a Windows Media Player Compressed Skin. It is a Zip compressed file that contains a set of files that define the skin for Windows Media Player.

Windows Media Player
Multimedia files
- / -
Windows Media Player Compressed Skin related extensions:
Session Description Protocol File
Foobar2000 Playlist
eLecta Live Recording
IIS Smooth Streaming Client Manifest Data
Adobe HDS Bootstrap
Zoom Player Playlist

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

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

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

amz, dmz, emz, mwz, mz, qmz, smz, whz, wkz, wlz, wm, wma, wms, wmx, wz

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Compressed Enhanced Windows Metafile
Windows Media Player Skin
Mezzo Source Code
EON Studio Mobile Distribution Archive
Web Map Service Data
Maple Compressed Worksheet

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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