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KMZ file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .kmz file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .kmz file?
  • What program do I need to open a .kmz file?
  • How can the .kmz file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .kmz files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Compressed KML File

KMZ is a compressed Keyhole Markup Language XML used by Google Earth. KMZ file is a ZIP file that can be opened with any unzipping utility.
Category: Document files
Application: Google Earth
Mime-type: application/vnd.google-earth.kmz
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
KMZ aliases:
KMZ related links:
KMZ related extensions:
Keyhole Markup Language File

Keyhole Placemark File

Google Earth Import Definition

Google Earth Model File

Google Earth Workspace Data

Other types of files may also use the .kmz file extension.

🚫 The .kmz file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

klz, km, kma, kms, kmx, kz, kzm, mkz, mmz, mz, omz

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Kaspersky Anti-virus Update
Configura Drawing Archive
Karizma Designer Album
BMC Patrol Knowledge Module
PokerOffice Database Backup
Correlate Knowledge Map Data
MiraMon Compressed Map File
Correlate Data
MOZART Music Document
Keyman Desktop Compiled Keyboard File

🔴 Can't open a .kmz file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .kmz file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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