.zip

File Type Zipped File IconZipped File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

A ZIP file is a compressed file archive that may contain one or more files. The files are "zipped" into a single archive that takes up minimal space using a file compression algorithm. In order to open the file(s) in the archive, they must be decompressed or "unzipped" with a file decompression utility.

Both Macintosh and Windows computers have built-in zip utilities that can zip and unzip files, but several third-party options are also available.

Info About Corel WinZip

WinZip is a popular file compression utility for Windows. It can be used to compress and decompress file archives in many different formats and can create split archives. WinZip supports the "ZIPX" format and also supports image compression. The program can also encrypt files with AES encryption to protect sensitive data.

Open With
Windows

IconCorel WinZip

IconRARLAB WinRAR

IconPeaZip

macOS

IconCorel WinZip Mac

IconSmith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac

IconApple Archive Utility

Unix

Iconfunzip

Iconp7zip

IconB1 Free Archiver

Updated May 23, 2010
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