|File Type||Zipped File|
|File Format||Standard (developed by Phil Katz)|
|Popularity||★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Popular|
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.
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.
|Published||May 23, 2010|