ZIPfile extension

Zipped File

Have trouble opening the .zip extension? Don't panic! This page explains zip files and suggests programs you may use to open zip files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is ZIP file?

A ZIP file is an archive that can contain one or more files compressed with Zip compression to reduce the ZIP file size. ZIP files can keep several files that were compressed using different compression techniques. However, they can also store a file without any compression. Popular companies like Microsoft and Apple made ZIP file format part of their software utilities.

Additional information

You can open a ZIP file using such applications as File Explorer, Apple Archive Utility, Corel WinZip, Corel WinZip Mac, RARLAB WinRAR, and 7-Zip.

How to open ZIP file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the zip extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the zip file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the zip file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open ZIP files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your zip file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.