What is a 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.
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] ".