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WDZ File Extension

WinDev ZIP Archive Format

What is WDZ file?

WDZ is a file extension commonly associated with WinDev ZIP Archive Format files. WDZ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with WDZ extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 236 various file formats. The software recommended for managing WDZ files is WinDev. WinDev software was developed by PC SOFT, and on its official website you may find more information about WDZ files or the WinDev software program.

Programs which support WDZ file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support WDZ files. Files with WDZ suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support WDZ file

Windows Windows

Updated: 01/15/2022

How to open file with WDZ extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening WDZ files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with WDZ 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 WDZ files.

Step 1. Download and install WinDev

Install software to open WDZ file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports WDZ files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the WinDev developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support WDZ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download WinDev installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit PC SOFT website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension WDZIf you already have WinDev installed on your systems and WDZ files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 WDZ files are not compatible with WinDev. The most recent version of WinDev is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open WDZ files to WinDev

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

Associate software with WDZ file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the WDZ file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with WDZ extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the WDZ for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the WDZ file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check WDZ file for viruses
1. Verify that the WDZ in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the WDZ is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the WDZ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic WDZ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the WDZ file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run WinDev

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with WinDev ZIP Archive Format files. It may be the case that the WDZ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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