ZIP2 File Extension

ZIP2 file icon
StuffIt Archive
  • Developer
    Smith Micro Software, Inc.
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is ZIP2 file?

ZIP2 is a file extension commonly associated with StuffIt Archive files. StuffIt Archive format was developed by Smith Micro Software, Inc.. ZIP2 file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with ZIP2 extension are categorized as Archive Files files. The Archive Files subset comprises 619 various file formats. StuffIt Deluxe is by far the most used program for working with ZIP2 files. StuffIt Deluxe software was developed by Smith Micro Software, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about ZIP2 files or the StuffIt Deluxe software program.

Programs which support ZIP2 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ZIP2 files. Files with ZIP2 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 ZIP2 file

How to open file with ZIP2 extension?

Problems with accessing ZIP2 may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to StuffIt Archive files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install StuffIt Deluxe

Problems with opening and working with ZIP2 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZIP2 files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download StuffIt Deluxe and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading StuffIt Deluxe installed is by going to developer’s website (Smith Micro Software, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of StuffIt Deluxe and update if needed

If the problems with opening ZIP2 files still occur even after installing StuffIt Deluxe, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of StuffIt Deluxe is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of StuffIt Deluxe installed, it may not support ZIP2 format. The latest version of StuffIt Deluxe should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ZIP2 files to StuffIt Deluxe

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZIP2 files with latest version of StuffIt Deluxe you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ZIP2 file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where StuffIt Deluxe is installed, check the Always use this app to open ZIP2 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ZIP2 file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select StuffIt Deluxe and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ZIP2 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ZIP2 file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ZIP2 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the ZIP2 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the ZIP2 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. If the scanner detected that the ZIP2 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the ZIP2 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. When downloading the file with ZIP2 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ZIP2 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 StuffIt Archive file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZIP2 files.

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