PZIP File Extension

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Zip Compressed Archive
  • Developer
    WinZip Computing, S.L.
  • Category
    Archive Files
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What is PZIP file?

Full format name of files that use PZIP extension is Zip Compressed Archive. Zip Compressed Archive specification was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. PZIP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Windows. PZIP file belongs to the Archive Files category just like 619 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use WinZip software for managing PZIP files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of WinZip Computing, S.L. developer not only will you find detailed information about theWinZip software, but also about PZIP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PZIP file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open PZIP files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with PZIP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support PZIP file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with PZIP extension?

Problems with accessing PZIP may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Zip Compressed Archive files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PZIP files.

Step 1. Get the WinZip

Install software to open PZIP file Problems with opening and working with PZIP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with PZIP files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install WinZip or one to the listed programs: bzip2. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download WinZip installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit WinZip Computing, S.L. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of WinZip

Update software that support file extension PZIPIf you already have WinZip installed on your systems and PZIP 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. This can be one of the causes why PZIP 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.

Step 3. Associate Zip Compressed Archive files with WinZip

After installing WinZip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open PZIP files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with PZIP file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the PZIP file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WinZip installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PZIP files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with PZIP file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PZIP file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select WinZip and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PZIP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the PZIP file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PZIP file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check PZIP file for viruses
1. Check the PZIP file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PZIP 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 PZIP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic PZIP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. If the PZIP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Zip Compressed Archive file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open WinZip

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PZIP files. Close all running programs and try opening the PZIP file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Zip Compressed Archive files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the PZIP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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