Z12 File Extension

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Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 13)
  • Developer
    WinZip Computing, S.L.
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
    3.2 (4 votes)

What is Z12 file?

Z12 filename suffix is mostly used for Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 13) files. Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 13) specification was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. Z12 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Z12 file format, along with 619 other file formats, belongs to the Archive Files category. WinZip is by far the most used program for working with Z12 files. Software named WinZip was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and Z12 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support Z12 file extension

Programs that can handle Z12 files are as follows. Files with Z12 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 Z12 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with Z12 extension?

Problems with accessing Z12 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with Z12 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install WinZip software

Problems with opening and working with Z12 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with Z12 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install WinZip. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. 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.

Step 2. Update WinZip to the latest version

You still cannot access Z12 files although WinZip is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why Z12 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. Set the default application to open Z12 files to WinZip

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate Z12 files with latest version of WinZip you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the Z12 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where WinZip is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open Z12 files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with Z12 extension, 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
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with Z12 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the Z12 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the Z12 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The Z12 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the Z12 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the Z12 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the Z12 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the Z12 file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the Z12 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the Z12 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access 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 Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 13) file.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with Z12 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 13) file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with Z12 files affecting older versions of given software.

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