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WinZIP Compressed ZIP archive file definition and 5 other types and linked programs information.

How to Open ZIP Files

WinZIP Compressed ZIP archive

The ZIP file suffix represents compressed archive in ZIP compression format. ZIP is very popular compression format that is supported by variety compression tools.


  • Advanced Archive Repair (Microsoft Windows)
  • Advanced Zip Repair
  • ALZip
  • ALZip for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • Archiver (RuckSack) (Apple OS X)
  • Astrotite (Microsoft Windows)
  • B1 Free Archiver (multiplatform software)
  • EZ7z for Mac OS X (Apple OS X)
  • IZArc (Microsoft Windows)
  • Microsoft Windows (Microsoft Windows)
  • PeaZip (multiplatform software)
  • PKZIP for Windows (Microsoft Windows)
  • sArchiver (Apple OS X)
  • StuffIt Expander (Microsoft Windows)
  • The Unarchiver (Apple OS X)
  • USB Flash Drive for iOS (iOS)
  • WinRAR (Microsoft Windows)
  • WinZip (Microsoft Windows)
  • WinZip Command Line Support Add-On
  • WinZip Companion for Outlook 1.0
  • WinZip Mac Edition (Apple OS X)
  • Xarchiver (Linux)
  • Zipeg (Microsoft Windows)
  • Zipeg for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • ZIPGenius (Microsoft Windows)
  • ZipIt (Apple OS X)
  • ZipStar (Microsoft Windows)
  • ZipZag (Microsoft Windows)

Back4Win backup archive files

File extension used by Back4Win backup software.

Software to open

  • Back4Win (Microsoft Windows)


Game resource archive files

The ZIP file extension is also sometimes used for resource files in various computer games.

These .zip files cannot be extracted as common ZIP archives, but may be extracted with specialized tools, often used by modders. As any other game resource archives, these files can contain various data used in games, such as sounds, graphics, texts, maps etc.

Reported game that use ZIP format for their resource files:

  • FireStarter
  • Falcon 4.0
  • Hitman: Bloodmoney
  • The Hitman: Contracts
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Slave Zero
  • Dethkarz
  • Freedom Fighters
  • Empire Earth 2
  • and probably many other...


  • Dethkarz (Microsoft Windows)
  • Dragon UnPACKer (Microsoft Windows)
  • Empire Earth 2 (Microsoft Windows)
  • Falcon 4.0 (Microsoft Windows)
  • FireStarter (Microsoft Windows)
  • Freedom Fighters (Microsoft Windows)
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (Microsoft Windows)
  • Hitman: Bloodmoney (Microsoft Windows)
  • The Hitman: Contracts (Microsoft Windows)
  • Slave Zero (Microsoft Windows)

ObjectBar theme pack files format

It is associated with ObjectBar that allows users to create their own custom Start Bars, finders, pop-up menus, program launchers, wharfs, docks, etc., developed by Stardock Corporation.

ObjectBar has everything you need to build your own unique Windows desktop environment. Every OS has its own way of accessing programs, tasks, and information, ObjectBar takes the best from those OSes and gives you the power to build your own.

ObjectBar also comes with a set of very high quality, easy to use interfaces that can take your Windows desktop to the next level. It is completely customizable.

The *.zip files are used for theme pack.


  • ObjectBar (Microsoft Windows)

Oolite eXpansion pack files

ZIP suffix is associated with Oolite. It contains eXpansion pack.


  • Oolite (Microsoft Windows)