UZIP File Extension

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FreeBSD Compressed Disk Image

What is UZIP file?

UZIP is a file extension commonly associated with FreeBSD Compressed Disk Image files. FreeBSD Compressed Disk Image specification was created by Maxim Sobolev. UZIP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux. UZIP file belongs to the Compressed Files category just like 205 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling UZIP files is mkuzip, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support UZIP file extension

The following listing features UZIP-compatible programs. Files with UZIP 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 UZIP file

How to open file with UZIP extension?

Problems with accessing UZIP may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with UZIP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with UZIP files.

Step 1. Install mkuzip software

Install software to open UZIP file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening UZIP files is that no program that can handle UZIP files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select mkuzip or one of the recommended programs (for example, geom_uzip, FreeBSD) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading mkuzip installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension UZIPIf the problems with opening UZIP files still occur even after installing mkuzip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of mkuzip is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that mkuzip cannot handle files with UZIP may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of mkuzip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate FreeBSD Compressed Disk Image files with mkuzip

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate UZIP files with latest version of mkuzip you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with UZIP file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected UZIP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with UZIP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the UZIP file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check UZIP file for viruses
1. The UZIP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the UZIP file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the UZIP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. UZIP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the UZIP 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. If the UZIP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support UZIP files. Close all running programs and try opening the UZIP 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 FreeBSD Compressed Disk Image files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the UZIP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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