File Extension ZIP

.ZIP File

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



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The ZIP file type is primarily associated with 'Compressed Archive File'.

A .ZIP file is a compressed archive.

It can contain only one file or many files in multiple directories. ZIP utilities allow you to extract single files or a complete directory structure.

Note: In 2003 PKWare placed a non-standard encryption routine into their PKZip product. If you want to maintain the up-to-now open ZIP standard then you should avoid that product. If you get encrypted ZIP files you can't open with other products that might be the reason; they may have been created with the non-standard algorithym.

If the Windows XP feature that opens ZIP files as folders becomes disabled you can correct this by re-registering the DLL file with Windows. To do this on Windows XP Start | Run | type in...

regsvr32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

...and click OK.


Detailed information for file extension ZIP:


Primary association: Compressed Archive File
File classification: Archive
Mime type: application/zip, application/x-zip, application/x-zip-compressed, application/octet-stream, application/x-compress, application/x-compressed, multipart/x-zip
Identifying characters Hex: 50 4B 03 04 , ASCII: PK
Related links: Pack/Unpack with 7-Zip

Other applications associated with file type ZIP:

  • Back4Win (Backup Archive) by Alistair George ManufacturingThere is generally a directory file (.ZFC) for an extended, multi-file archive. The other files in the archive will have .Z01, .Z02, .Z03, etc. and .ZIP as their extensions. This association is classified as Archive.
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 .ZIP

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: CompressedFolder, FileType: Compressed (zipped) Folder, AppName: Compressed (zipped) Folders
EXEFile: zipfldr.dll

ProgramID: CompressedFolder, FileType: Compressed (zipped) Folder, AppName: Windows Explorer
EXEFile: explorer.exe

ProgramID: CompressedFolder, FileType: Compressed Folder, AppName: Microsoft Compressed Folders Shell Extension

ProgramID: File.Zip.1, FileType: ZipGenius Zip File, AppName: ZipGenius 1.4 Service Release 3

ProgramID: Frigate3.open, FileType: ZipMagic ZOO, AppName: Frigate3

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

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

ProgramID: PowerDesk Zip Archive, FileType: PowerDesk Zip 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.Zip.Archive.Expand, FileType: StuffIt Zip Archive, AppName: StuffIt for Windows 8.0
EXEFile: stuffit.exe

ProgramID: StuffIt.Zip.Archive.View

ProgramID: StuffItArchive, AppName: Aladdin Expander

ProgramID: swzipfile, FileType: SWZip File, AppName: Symantec Expand Files Utility
EXEFile: SWUNZIP.EXE

ProgramID: WinRAR.ZIP, FileType: WinRAR ZIP archive, AppName: WinRAR archiver
EXEFile: WinRAR.exe

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

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

ProgramID: Zip-Archiv, FileType: Zip archive, AppName: WinAce Archiver v2.5
EXEFile: WinAce.exe

ProgramID: ZipCentral, FileType: ZipCentral File, AppName: ZipCentral Freeware Zip-utility

ProgramID: ZipMagic ZIP

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

ProgramID: StuffIt.Zip.Archive.View
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Allume Systems\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -view %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: CompressedFolder
EXEFile: rundll32.exe %SystemRoot%\ServicePackFiles\i386\zipfldr.dll,RouteTheCall %L

ProgramID: WinZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinZip 8.0\WINZIP32.EXE %1

ProgramID: pkzipfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PKWARE\PKZIPW\PKZIPW.exe %1

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

ProgramID: WinRAR.ZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinRar 8\WinRar 8 beta\WinRAR.exe %1

ProgramID: BSZipper
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\BigSpeed Zipper\bszipper.exe %1

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

ProgramID: SimplyZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\SimplyZip\SimplyZip.exe %1

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

ProgramID: ZIPfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\UNZIPW~1\unzipwiz.exe %1

ProgramID: ZipCentral
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipCentral\ZCentral.exe %1

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

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

ProgramID: Zip-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinAce\WinAce.exe %1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ProgramID: StuffIt.Zip.Archive.View
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt\\stuffit.exe -view %1 -from_shell

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

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

ProgramID: PKZIP.Unzip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PKWARE\PKZIPR~1\ZIPREA~1.EXE %1

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

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

ProgramID: OpusZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GPSoftware\Directory Opus\dopusrt.exe /dde

ProgramID: JustZIPit_Archive
EXEFile: C:\Documents and Settings\Wayne\My Documents\AvatarSoft\JustZIPit\JustZIPit.exe %1

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

ProgramID: CUZ.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CAMDEV~1\CAMUNZ~1\cuz.exe %1

ProgramID: CompressedFolder
EXEFile: rundll32.exe zipfldr.dll,RouteTheCall %L

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

ProgramID: JustZIPit_Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\AvatarSoft\JustZIPit\JustZIPit.exe

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

ProgramID: ACDSee.ZIP
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ACDSYS~1\ACDSEE\ACDSEE.EXE %1

ProgramID: File.Zip.1
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ZipGenius 6\zipgenius.exe -open %1

ProgramID: StuffIt.Zip.Archive.Expand
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Allume Systems\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -expand %1 -from_shell

ProgramID: UnZipWizFileType
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Netzip\UnZipWiz.exe %l

ProgramID: StuffIt.Zip.Archive.View
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt Standard\stuffit.exe -view %1 -from_shell

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

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

ProgramID: StuffIt.Zip.Archive.View
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Aladdin Systems\StuffIt 7.5\stuffit.exe -view %1 -from_shell

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

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

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

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

ProgramID: ExtractNow
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\ExtractNow\extractnow.exe

ProgramID: JustZIPit_Archive
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\JustZIPit\JustZIPit.exe

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

ProgramID: cczip.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CoffeeCup Software\FreeZip\cczip.exe

ProgramID: ICEOWSDocZIP
EXEFile: rundll32 %SystemRoot%\system32\ShellExt\IceGUI.dll,RouteTheCall

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

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

ProgramID: cczip.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CoffeeCupZip\CoffeeCupZip\cczip.exe

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

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

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

ProgramID: Zip-Archiv
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\WinAce.exe

ProgramID: CompressedFolder
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L

ProgramID: CompressedFolder
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\WinZip\winzip32.exe

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

ProgramID: StuffIt.Zip.Archive.View
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Smith Micro\StuffIt\stuffit.exe -view -from_shell

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

ProgramID: pkzipfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\PKWARE\PKZIPW4\pkzipw.exe

ProgramID: EasyZip.Document
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles% PER UFFICIO\EASYZIP.EXE

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

ProgramID: pkzipfile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\_WWWUT~1\Security\Mail\PKWARE\PKZIPW\PKZIPW.exe

ProgramID: OFFICE One Zip v6
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\OFFICE ONE6.5\OFFICE One Zip v6\AutoZip.exe [Decompresser]

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

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

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

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

ProgramID: LhacaZip
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Lhaca\Lhaca.exe

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

ProgramID: CompressedFolder
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Lhaca\Lhaca.exe


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