ZZ File Extension

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Zzip Compressed Archive

What is ZZ file?

ZZ filename suffix is mostly used for Zzip Compressed Archive files. ZZ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Windows. ZZ file belongs to the Compressed Files category just like 192 other filename extensions listed in our database. Zzip supports ZZ files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Zzip software was developed by Damien Debin, and on its official website you may find more information about ZZ files or the Zzip software program.

Programs which support ZZ file extension

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

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with ZZ extension?

Problems with accessing ZZ may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ZZ 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. Download and install Zzip

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZZ files is that no program that can handle ZZ files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Zzip and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Zzip installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Damien Debin website and download from their official repositories.

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

If you already have Zzip installed on your systems and ZZ files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. 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 Zzip installed, it may not support ZZ format. The most recent version of Zzip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ZZ files to Zzip

If you have the latest version of Zzip installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ZZ 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the ZZ 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
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Zzip installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ZZ files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZZ file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ZZ extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ZZ 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 ZZ file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ZZ file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ZZ file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the ZZ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the ZZ 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. When downloading the file with ZZ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Zzip Compressed Archive file.

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

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

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