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ZZZ File Extension

CCleaner Securely Deleted Format
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What is ZZZ file?

ZZZ files are associated with CCleaner software tool.

What kind of data can ZZZ files store?

ZZZ files are generated by Ccleaner, a system optimization and cleaning software for Windows, Mac OS, and Android. Ccleaner is capable of removing unnecessary files that take disk space or negatively affect system’s performance. ZZZ store all resources and files deleted by CCleaner program in case they might need to be restored.

Can I open a ZZZ file manually?

Files with ZZZ extension are automatically encrypted by CCleaner upon generation. This is to prevent deleted data from being accessed by unauthorized users. Due to encryption, ZZZ files can only be access using CCleaner tools.

Programs which support ZZZ file extension

Files with ZZZ 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 ZZZ file

Windows Windows

Updated: 04/25/2023

How to open file with ZZZ extension?

Problems with accessing ZZZ may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ZZZ 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 CCleaner

Install software to open ZZZ file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ZZZ files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the CCleaner developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZZZ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download CCleaner installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Piriform Ltd website and download from their official repositories.

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

Update software that support file extension ZZZIf you already have CCleaner installed on your systems and ZZZ files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that CCleaner cannot handle files with ZZZ may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of CCleaner should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign CCleaner to ZZZ files

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

Associate software with ZZZ file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ZZZ 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 CCleaner installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ZZZ files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with ZZZ file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ZZZ extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 ZZZ extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the ZZZ is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ZZZ file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check ZZZ file for viruses
1. Verify that the ZZZ in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the ZZZ 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 scanner detected that the ZZZ file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic ZZZ file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. If the ZZZ file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the CCleaner Securely Deleted Format file again.

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

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with CCleaner Securely Deleted Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZZZ files.

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