PIZ is a file extension commonly associated with Zipped Format files. PIZ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. PIZ file belongs to the Compressed Files category just like 189 other filename extensions listed in our database. WinZip supports PIZ files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. WinZip software was developed by WinZip Computing, S.L., and on its official website you may find more information about PIZ files or the WinZip software program.
Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PIZ files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. PIZ files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening PIZ files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with PIZ files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PIZ files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install WinZip or one to the listed programs: WinRAR, StuffIt Deluxe. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PIZ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading WinZip installed is by going to developer’s website (WinZip Computing, S.L.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening PIZ files still occur even after installing WinZip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WinZip is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why PIZ files are not compatible with WinZip. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WinZip.
After installing WinZip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PIZ files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the PIZ file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PIZ file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the PIZ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the PIZ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with PIZ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PIZ files. Close all running programs and try opening the PIZ file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Zipped Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PIZ files.
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