File Extension Database

Open Z File

Files with the Z extension are used to compress a file for backup purposes. Typically a file with the Z extension is a compressed file present in UNIX-based operating systems.

However, unlike the more complex formats, Z files can only store one file and no folders.

Although Z is a more common file format in Unix-based systems, Windows users can also work with them, however, the most common in Windows is to work with similar files in ZIP format.

To differentiate a bit, Z files that have a lowercase Z ("z") are GNU-compressed files, while uppercase Z files are compressed using the compress command on some operating systems.

Z files are convertible to other formats, for example ZIP, RAR, 7Z, which means that the process goes through unzipping the file and compressing it in the other desired format.

Z files can be opened with most zip / unzip programs. Below is a list of them:

Typical Z application file locations:

  • "C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe" "%1"

Frequently used application names to open Z files:

  • WinRAR

Frequently associated Windows objects:

  • WinRAR

How to Open Z File on Windows

How to Open Z File on Mac OS

How to Open Z File on Android

If you downloaded a Z file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:

How to Open Z File on iPhone or iPad

To open Z File on iOS device follow steps below:

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