ZIPX File Extension

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Extended Zip Format

What is ZIPX file?

The files that come up with the .ZIPX format are basically the compressed ZIP Extended files. This file format was released with the WinZip application version 12.1. Prior to this version, the application made use of the .ZIP extension.

This file format has been introduced with 4 different compression algorithms to the .ZIP file format, which is the reason why Corel Inc. after intense pressure named the file format as .ZIPX instead of ZIP. WinZip was the very first version that made use of the latest algorithms, which broke compatibility with the other ZIP compression tools. Presently, most of the latest compression tools support this .ZIPX file format.

Programs which support ZIPX file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with ZIPX files, divided into 4 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with ZIPX 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 ZIPX file

How to open file with ZIPX extension?

Being unable to open files with ZIPX extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ZIPX 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. Get the WinZip

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ZIPX files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select WinZip or one of the recommended programs (for example, PeaZip, B1 Free Archiver, The Unarchiver) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 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 ZIPX files although WinZip is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that WinZip cannot handle files with ZIPX may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of WinZip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign WinZip to ZIPX files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZIPX files with latest version of WinZip you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the ZIPX file and choose Open with option
  • 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 WinZip is installed, check the Always use this app to open ZIPX files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ZIPX extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select WinZip and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ZIPX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ZIPX for errors

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

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

If the ZIPX 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. ZIPX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with ZIPX extension is complete and error-free

If the ZIPX file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with ZIPX 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Extended Zip Format file again.

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

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

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 Extended Zip Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZIPX files.

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