Information about the .zip (zip) file type

This is one of three possibilities that we have on file for the .zip file extension, follow this link to view all three possibilities.

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .zip (zip) file type.

.zip
PKzip compressed file or archive (i.e. set of compressed files).

Decompress using WinZip or Stuffit on Mac or one of the many other zip utilities available on the net.

Windows explorer on Windows XP and later can unzip .zip files - allowing you to simply browse into a .zip file. Windows explorer cannot handle .zip files which are password protected.

cf compression.

The following links provide further information related to the .zip file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .zip files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .zip. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.