PZ is a file extension commonly associated with Compressed PNG Image Format files. PZ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. PZ file belongs to the Compressed Files category just like 232 other filename extensions listed in our database. XnView MP supports PZ files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. XnView MP software was developed by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet, and on its official website you may find more information about PZ files or the XnView MP software program.
Programs that can handle PZ files are as follows. PZ 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 PZ files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with PZ extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with PZ files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PZ files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install XnView MP or one to the listed programs: Panda3D, Panzoid. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit XnView MP website and download the installer.
If you already have XnView MP installed on your systems and PZ files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of XnView MP installed, it may not support PZ format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using XnView MP.
After installing XnView MP (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PZ files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PZ file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the PZ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. PZ file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the PZ 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 PZ 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Compressed PNG Image Format file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open PZ files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Compressed PNG Image Format file. It may be the case that the PZ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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