Open ZIP file

The most common choise: ZIP compressed file

How to open ZIP compressed file .zip files

zip file icon 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

WinZip Mac Edition

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.

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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Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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