Open zip file

zip file icon Did your computer fail to open zip file? We explain what zip files are and recommend software that we know can open your zip files.

What is zip file?

Files with zip is associated with the WinZip compression tool. ZIP file is compressed archive container that contains archived files, compressed in ZIP compression format. Common archive format that can be extracted with any archiving tool.

zip file description

File extension zip is used for the default archive format of WinZip archiver, a powerful and easy-to-use tool that quickly zips and unzips files to conserve more disk space and greatly reduce files and e-mails transmission time.

The zip file is a compressed archive created with the various programs supporting ZIP compression. Microsoft Windows supports creating compressed zip files by default. You can create zip archives in Windows Explorer by using file context menu and Send to → Compressed folder (zip method). This will create zip file of any selected folder or files in your computer.

MIME types used for zip files:

Software that will open zip file


Popular file archiver for Windows

WinZip Mac Edition

Mac version of the popular WinZip compression utility

Other zip file extensions

zip - Game resource archive

A zip file extension is related to various computer games and used for its game resource data files.

zip - ObjectBar theme pack file format

Files with zip file extension are also used for theme packs made in Stardock ObjectBar program. Most likely standard ZIP.

zip - Oolite eXpansion pack

A zip file extension is related to the Oolite video game and used for its expansion packs.

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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