File Extension Z

.Z File

File extension: Z
File type: Compressed Archive File
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Notes about the Z file extension:



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The Z file type is primarily associated with 'UNIX'.

Unix compressed file. Often found in combination with tar=taz (modified Lempel-Ziv compression) (Unix SysV pack)

Typically lower case on *nix systems.


Detailed information for file extension z:


Primary association: UNIX
File classification: Archive
Mime type: application/x-compress, application/x-compressed, application/gzip, application/x-gzip, application/z, application/x-z
Identifying characters Hex: 1F 9D 90 , ASCII:
Related links: Unpack with 7-Zip

Other applications associated with file type Z:

  • InstallShield (Archive) by Acresso Software Inc. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 13 5D 65 8C 3A 01 02 00 , ASCII: ]e :
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))
  • Zero Compiler (Header File) by Xeno Innovations, Inc., Zero is a 32- and 64-Bit object-oriented programming language by Xeno Innovations, Inc. (formerly Static Industries). , , Language specifications emphasize keeping close to Assembly roots as much as possible for quick-executing code and small output file size (e.g., ~1KB for EXEs).
    , , The Zero Compiler's main goal is to target major Operating Systems such as Windows, MAC and Linux. The initial design of the compiler will output to the Portable Executable (PE) format and is planned to extend to Objects: ELF or COFF (classic or MS) and Executables: MZ, ELF or PE format. , , Extensions used: ,
    • ZERO = Project File
    • Z = Header File
    • ZASM = Assembly Source
    • ZCLS = Class File
    • ZFRM = Form Designer File
    • ZSRC = Source File

    This association is classified as Source Code.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .Z

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: File.z, FileType: ZipGenius Z File, AppName: ZipGenius 1.4 Service Release 3

ProgramID: Filzip, FileType: Filzip file, AppName: Filzip
EXEFile: Filzip.exe

ProgramID: PAGZIP, FileType: PowerArchiver GZIP File, AppName: The most powerful Freeware Archive Utility
EXEFile: POWERARC.EXE

ProgramID: PicoZip, FileType: PicoZip Archive, AppName: PicoZip
EXEFile: PicoZip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk Archive, FileType: PowerDesk Archive, AppName: PowerDesk

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk
EXEFile: PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive, FileType: PowerDesk.Archive, AppName: PowerDesk Pro

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand, FileType: StuffIt Compressed File, AppName: StuffIt for Windows 8.0
EXEFile: stuffit.exe

ProgramID: StuffItArchive, AppName: Aladdin Expander

ProgramID: WinZip, FileType: WinZip File, AppName: WinZip
EXEFile: winzip32.exe

ProgramID: WinZip, FileType: WinZip File, AppName: WinZip Executable
EXEFile: winzip32.exe

ProgramID: ZipMagic Z

ProgramID: PAGZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%r\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Allume Systems\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: ACDSee.Z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\ACDSee.exe %1

ProgramID: File.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\!Ute\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: StuffItArchive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0\Expander\Expander.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINZIP~1.1FR\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: ZipZag.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipZag\zipzag.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: Y:\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: G:\DOWNLO~1\WinZip\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: G:\SW\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: D:\EXTRA_~1\SMALLP~1\WINZIP9.0\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: C:\DOCUME~1\ESTELA~1\MYDOCU~1\DEFAUL~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SHAREW~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: E:\WinRar 3.4\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: WinRAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt\\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\VCOM\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PicoZip.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PicoZip\PicoZip.exe %1

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Ontrack\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe %1

ProgramID: PAGZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: PASZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: PABZIP2
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: BitZipper.Z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BitZipper\BITZIPPER.EXE %1

ProgramID: File.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 5\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: 7-Zip.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7zFMn.exe %1

ProgramID: IZArc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZARC\IZARC.EXE %1

ProgramID: NetZIPFileType
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Netzip\Netzip.exe %l

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt Standard\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: QZ4..z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip4\QuickZip.exe %1

ProgramID: Qzip.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\QuickZip\Quickzip.exe %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.5\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: TzTAR
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\TUGZip\TUGZip.exe %1

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe %1

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe %1

ProgramID: 7-Zip.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\7-Zip\7zFM.exe %1

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UTILIT~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe %1

ProgramID: MimarSinan Codex
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L

ProgramID: IZArcZ
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: uzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ULTIMA~1\uzip.exe

ProgramID: PowerDesk.Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PowerDesk\PDExplo.exe

ProgramID: PAGZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Accessories\PowerArchiver\POWERARC.EXE

ProgramID: ALZip.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ESTsoft\ALZip\ALZip.exe

ProgramID: File.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 6\zipgenius.exe -open

ProgramID: UltimateZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UltimateZip 2.7\uzip.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt.Compressed.File.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand -from_shell -override_open_tutorial

ProgramID: ACDSee 9.0.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\9.0\ACDSeeQV.exe

ProgramID: Filzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Filzip\Filzip.exe

ProgramID: StuffItEncoded
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.0.2\Expander\Expander.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt11.Archive.Open.Generic
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt11\StuffIt11.exe -o

ProgramID: Z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PeaZip\PEAZIP.EXE

ProgramID: ACDSee 7.0.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACD Systems\ACDSee\7.0\ACDSee7.exe

ProgramID: IZArcZ
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IZArc\IZArc.exe

ProgramID: LhaplusArchive_z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Lhaplus\Lhaplus.exe

ProgramID: 7-Zip.z
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Utilities\7-Zip\7zFM.exe

Program Name and MIME Type Info for File Extension .Z

FILExt has been given permission to display a Program Name/MIME type database collected by Anthony R. Nemmer. Some of this data has already been included into the main FILExt database. Those entries which have not yet been incorporated are displayed below.
Program Name Mime Type application/x-stuffit application/x-tar application/x-winzip application/x-zip application/x-zip-compressed application/zip

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