Z20 File Extension

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Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 21)
  • Developer
    WinZip Computing, S.L.
  • Category
    Archive Files
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What is Z20 file?

Full format name of files that use Z20 extension is Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 21). WinZip Computing, S.L. defined the Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 21) format standard. Files with Z20 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with Z20 extension are categorized as Archive Files files. The Archive Files subset comprises 619 various file formats. WinZip is by far the most used program for working with Z20 files. Software named WinZip was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and Z20 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support Z20 file extension

Programs that can handle Z20 files are as follows. Z20 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support Z20 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with Z20 extension?

Being unable to open files with Z20 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with Z20 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install WinZip

Problems with opening and working with Z20 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with Z20 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. Verify the you have the latest version of WinZip

If the problems with opening Z20 files still occur even after installing WinZip, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of WinZip installed, it may not support Z20 format. The most recent version of WinZip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open Z20 files to WinZip

After installing WinZip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open Z20 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the Z20 with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • 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 Z20 files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected Z20 file open the file menu and choose 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 Z20 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the Z20 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the Z20 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The Z20 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the Z20 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the Z20 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the Z20 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with Z20 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 21) file again.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with Z20 extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Split Multi-volume ZIP Compressed Format Archive (part 21) files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the Z20 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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