Z16 File Extension

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Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 17)
  • Developer
    WinZip Computing, S.L.
  • Category
    Archive Files
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What is Z16 file?

Full format name of files that use Z16 extension is Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 17). Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 17) format was developed by WinZip Computing, S.L.. Z16 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with Z16 extension are categorized as Archive Files files. The Archive Files subset comprises 619 various file formats. The software recommended for managing Z16 files is WinZip. Software named WinZip was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and Z16 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support Z16 file extension

The following listing features Z16-compatible programs. Files with Z16 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 Z16 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with Z16 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening Z16 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with Z16 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with Z16 files.

Step 1. Download and install WinZip

Problems with opening and working with Z16 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with Z16 files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install WinZip. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support Z16 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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. Check the version of WinZip and update if needed

If the problems with opening Z16 files still occur even after installing WinZip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WinZip is available. 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 WinZip installed, it may not support Z16 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 WinZip.

Step 3. Set the default application to open Z16 files to WinZip

If you have the latest version of WinZip installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage Z16 on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the Z16 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where WinZip is installed, check the Always use this app to open Z16 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the Z16 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 Z16 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the Z16 is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the Z16 file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the Z16 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the Z16 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. Z16 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the Z16 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 Z16 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. 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 17) file.

4. Check whether your system can handle WinZip

If the systems has insufficient resources to open Z16 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

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 17) file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with Z16 files affecting older versions of given software.

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