Open Z file

The most commonly used .z file type: Unix compressed archive

How to open z files?

z file icon Have you had trouble opening the z file on your computer? What are z files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is z file?

A z file extension is related to the Unix compressed archive file format, created with various compression tools for Unix operating system.

Unix compressed archive description

The z file extension is used for compressed archived created in Unix environment.

Unix archives with z file extension are used GNUzip compression format.

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Suggested software to open z file


TAR file archiver for Unix


Popular open source file archiver with a high compression ratio

Other Z file name extensions using the same .z suffix

.z - InstallShield archive

Files with z file extension are used by InstallShield program. They are used as archive file format for compressed data.

Open z file with: InstallShield Universal Extractor

.z - Star Wars The Force Unleashed XML game data

A z file extension is related to the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game. A z file stores game data.

Open z file with: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

.z - Zero Compiler header

A z file extension is used for Zero Compiler header files.

Open z file with: Zero Developer Studio Zero Compiler

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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