ZIX File Extension

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WinZix Compressed Format

What is ZIX file?

ZIX is a file extension commonly associated with WinZix Compressed Format files. WinZix defined the WinZix Compressed Format format standard. ZIX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Windows system platform. ZIX file format, along with 192 other file formats, belongs to the Compressed Files category. Users are advised to use WinZix software for managing ZIX files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of WinZix Inc. developer not only will you find detailed information about theWinZix software, but also about ZIX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ZIX file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ZIX files. Files with ZIX 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 ZIX file

How to open file with ZIX extension?

Being unable to open files with ZIX extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to WinZix Compressed Format 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. Install WinZix software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZIX files is that no program that can handle ZIX files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install WinZix or one to the listed programs: UnZixWin, WinZix Console version, UnZixHTA. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZIX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit WinZix website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of WinZix and update if needed

You still cannot access ZIX files although WinZix is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that WinZix cannot handle files with ZIX may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using WinZix.

Step 3. Associate WinZix Compressed Format files with WinZix

After installing WinZix (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ZIX files. 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 ZIX file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the WinZix installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ZIX files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ZIX file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 ZIX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the ZIX for errors

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

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

Should it happed that the ZIX is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the ZIX file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the ZIX 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ZIX 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the WinZix Compressed Format file.

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

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with WinZix Compressed Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZIX files.

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