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


File extension zip is used by following file type(s):

 file type 1 description:
Default file extension for .zip file type:
WinZIP Compressed ZIP archive file
The ZIP file suffix represents compressed archive in ZIP compression format. ZIP is very popular compression format that is supported by variety compression tools.
that open zip files:
Advanced Archive Repair (Microsoft Windows)
Advanced Zip Repair (Microsoft Windows)
ALZip (Microsoft Windows)
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 (Microsoft Windows)
WinZip Companion for Outlook 1.0 (Microsoft Windows)
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)


file type 2 description:
Back4Win backup archive file
File extension used by Back4Win backup software.
that open zip files:
Back4Win (Microsoft Windows)


 file type 3 description:
Game resource archive file
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
  • Hitman: Contracts
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Slave Zero
  • Dethkarz
  • Freedom Fighters
  • Empire Earth 2
  • and probably many other...
that open zip files:
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)
Hitman: Contracts (Microsoft Windows)
Slave Zero (Microsoft Windows)


file type 4 description:
ObjectBar theme pack file format
The ZIP file extension 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 files.

that open zip files:
ObjectBar (Microsoft Windows)


file type 5 description:
Oolite eXpansion pack file
ZIP file suffix is associated with Oolite. File contains eXpansion pack.
that open zip files:
Oolite (Microsoft Windows)