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ZIP file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.zip - ZIP Archive

The ZIP archive files are related to WinZIP. The ZIP file format is a popular data compression and archival format. A ZIP file contains one or more files that have been compressed or stored.

Archive files
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ZIP Archive related extensions:
WinZip Mac Archive
Compressed Tape Archive
WinZip Job File
WinZip Configuration
WinZip Registration Data
WinZip Theme Data

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

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

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

aip, ip, izp, sip, xip, zil, zlp, zp, zup

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Photo Mechanic Metadata File
Zepto Source Code
SIP Specification File
Powersim Studio Model
Adobe Illustrator Plugin
IconPackager Theme Data

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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