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ZIP file extension

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

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

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

✅ ZIP Archive

The ZIP file format is a popular data compression and archival format. A ZIP file contains one or more files that have been compressed or stored.
Category: Archive files
Application: WinZIP
Mime-type: application/x-zip-compressed
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
ZIP aliases:
ZIP related links:
ZIP related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

Archive Description

LHarc Compressed Archive

Quake Engine Data

Doom Data File

Compressed File

Zoo Compressed Archive

WinRAR Archive

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

🚫 The .zip file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

aip, ip, izp, sip, xip, zil, zlp, zp, zup

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Commodore 128 IPaint Image
Adobe Illustrator Plugin
Photo Mechanic Metadata File
DMDX ZIL Output Data
ZoneAlarm MailSafe Renamed REG File
Dungeonforge Game Data
Zepto Source Code
SIP Specification File
Microsoft Dynamics NAV Development Environment Setup Parameters

🔴 Can't open a .zip 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 .zip 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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