How to open ZIP compressed file .zip files
Have you had trouble opening the zip file on your computer? What are zip files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is zip file?
Zip files are compressed archives made using the WinZip compression tool or any other software that uses the generic variant of the algorithm.
ZIP compressed file description
ZIP file is a data container with one or more compressed files or directories.
It is a compressed archive file format that supports lossless data compression. This means that the files can be compressed, or made smaller, so they take up less space on your hard drive. The ZIP file format permits a number of compression algorithms.
Suggested software to open zip file
Popular file archiver for Windows
Mac version of the popular WinZip compression utility
There are other ZIP filename extensions with the same .zip suffix
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.