ZIP file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .ZIP file extension.

Compressed Zip File
Extension Added: October, 25th 2010
Last Updated: October, 25th 2010

Category:Compressed Files
Popularity: (Very common)
File(s) compressed using the popular Zip compression format. These archives may contain any number of files of any type. Many compression tools (across a wide-range of operating systems) support the Zip file format and both the Windows and Apple Mac operating systems can create/open .zip files.

Compressing files results in a smaller file size and allows you to create a single archive consisting of many different file types, making transferring data both quicker and easier.

Once you have created a compressed archive, it will need to be uncompressed before accessing your files.