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ZIP File Extension

ZIP file extension is created by Phil Katz, also known as Zipped File. ZIP has been classified as Common File Types. This file is saved during a zipped format. you will view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program. You can open ZIP files in Corel WinZip program.

Zipped File Type

Zipped File Type
Extension .zip
Developer Phil Katz
Popularity 5.0 (979 Votes)
Mime Type application/zip
Default Program Corel WinZip
Category Common File Types
Format Zip
Updated 2/1/2024

What is a ZIP File Type?

The Zip format was created in 1989 by Phil Katz and used in the PKZIP utility developed by PKWARE, Inc. The format has gained popularity and is now supported by most file compression/decompression programs.

You can encounter ZIP files in different ways, e.g. receiving compressed files by email from a friend or a worker @ @ @ @, downloading files online or browsing backup files that have been compressed by Zip compression. Both Windows and MacOS come with programs that can compress and decompress ZIP files.

On Windows you can open a ZIP file with File Explorer, also known as Windows Explorer, simply by double-clicking on the file. You can choose one, several, or all files to extract from the Zip archive. You can open a ZIP file with Apple Archive Utility in MacOS by double-clicking on the file.

Windows users can create a ZIP archive by right-clicking-on a file and selecting "Send to → Compressed File (zip)." ZIP users can create a ZIP archive by right-clicking-on a file and selecting "Compress [ File Name] ".

What is a Default ZIP File Name?

New Compressed Folder.zip - New ZIP files created via the context menu (right-clic and choose New & amp; rarr; Compressed (zipped) folder) are named after Microsoft Windows.

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Free online ZIP Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .ZIP (Zipped File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to ZIP, merge, split and compare the ZIP files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

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ZIP Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Zipped File .ZIP File Extensions while opening the .ZIP files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open ZIP Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Zipped File on your system such as Corel WinZip.
  2. Associate default Corel Corel WinZip program for *.zip (Zipped File) files.

    Associate ZIP Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.ZIP (e.g example.zip) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Corel Corel WinZip program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .zip files.

    Associate ZIP Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.ZIP (e.g example.zip) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Corel Corel WinZip program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Corel WinZip extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.
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All Platform Software Programs for ZIP File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the ZIP files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open ZIP File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
ESTsoft ALZip image. ESTsoft ALZip 8 for Windows Freeware ESTsoft
Richard Bannister Audio Overload image. Richard Bannister Audio Overload 2 for Windows Freeware Richard Bannister
Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver image. Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver 0.6 for Windows Open Source Catalina Group
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Windows Open Source Calibre
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Windows Open Source Cool Reader
DT Soft Daemon Tools image. DT Soft Daemon Tools 6 for Windows Commercial DT Soft
Akeeba eXtract Wizard image. Akeeba eXtract Wizard 3 for Windows Shareware Akeeba
Image-Line FL Studio image. Image-Line FL Studio 20 for Windows Commercial Image-Line
Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper image. Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper 16 for Windows Commercial Blue Marble Geographics
Half-Baked Hot Potatoes image. Half-Baked Hot Potatoes 6 for Windows Freeware Half-Baked
Igor Pavlov 7-Zip image. Igor Pavlov 7-Zip 16 for Windows Open Source 7-Zip
Steve Snake Kega Fusion image. Steve Snake Kega Fusion 3 for Windows Freeware Steve Snake
MAME image. MAME 0.16 for Windows Freeware MAME
PeaZip image. PeaZip 5 for Windows Open Source PeaZip
ConeXware PowerArchiver image. ConeXware PowerArchiver 2019 for Windows Commercial ConeXware
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe image. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows Commercial Smith Micro
E-merge WinAce image. E-merge WinAce 2 for Windows Shareware E-merge
WinMount International WinMount image. WinMount International WinMount 3 for Windows Commercial WinMount International
RARLAB WinRAR image. RARLAB WinRAR 5 for Windows Shareware RARLAB
Corel WinZip image. Corel WinZip 25 STANDARD for Windows Commercial Corel
Zipeg image. Zipeg 2 for Windows Open Source Zipeg

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ZIP File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Apple Archive Utility image. Apple Archive Utility 10 for MacOs Bundled Apple
Incredible Bee Archiver image. Incredible Bee Archiver 2 for MacOs Commercial Incredible Bee
Richard Bannister Audio Overload image. Richard Bannister Audio Overload 2 for MacOs Freeware Richard Bannister
Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver image. Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver 0.6 for MacOs Open Source Catalina Group
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for MacOs Open Source Calibre
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for MacOs Open Source Cool Reader
DT Soft Daemon Tools image. DT Soft Daemon Tools 6 for MacOs Commercial DT Soft
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs Freeware Google
Akeeba eXtract Wizard image. Akeeba eXtract Wizard 3 for MacOs Shareware Akeeba
Image-Line FL Studio image. Image-Line FL Studio 20 for MacOs Commercial Image-Line
Half-Baked Hot Potatoes image. Half-Baked Hot Potatoes 6 for MacOs Freeware Half-Baked
Steve Snake Kega Fusion image. Steve Snake Kega Fusion 3 for MacOs Freeware Steve Snake
MacMAME image. MacMAME 0.1 for MacOs Freeware MacMAME
Dave Dribin MAME OS X image. Dave Dribin MAME OS X 0.135 for MacOs Freeware Dave Dribin
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac image. Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac 16 for MacOs Commercial Smith Micro
Dag Agren The Unarchiver image. Dag Agren The Unarchiver 4 for MacOs Freeware Dag Agren
Corel WinZip Mac image. Corel WinZip Mac 8 for MacOs Commercial Corel
Zipeg image. Zipeg 2 for MacOs Open Source Zipeg

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ZIP file on Linux

Software License Developer
Richard Bannister Audio Overload image. Richard Bannister Audio Overload 2 for Linux Freeware Richard Bannister
Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver image. Catalina Group B1 Free Archiver 0.6 for Linux Open Source Catalina Group
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Linux Open Source Calibre
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Linux Open Source Cool Reader
Akeeba eXtract Wizard image. Akeeba eXtract Wizard 3 for Linux Shareware Akeeba
funzip image. funzip 000 for Linux Free funzip
Half-Baked Hot Potatoes image. Half-Baked Hot Potatoes 6 for Linux Freeware Half-Baked
Steve Snake Kega Fusion image. Steve Snake Kega Fusion 3 for Linux Freeware Steve Snake
MAME image. MAME 0.16 for Linux Freeware MAME
PeaZip image. PeaZip 5 for Linux Open Source PeaZip

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ZIP file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web Freeware Google

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ZIP file on iOS

Software License Developer
Pengui Zhao Zip RAR File Extractor image. Pengui Zhao Zip RAR File Extractor 000 for iOS Free+ Pengui Zhao Zip RAR File Extractor

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen ZIP file on Android

Software License Developer
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Android Open Source Cool Reader
RARLAB RAR for Android image. RARLAB RAR for Android 5 for Android Freeware RARLAB

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

ZIP file extension icon image.About ZIP - Zipped File

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Updated 2/1/2024


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