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ZIP Frequently Asked Questions

What is ZIP file?

ZIP file extension is used by compressed files in ZIP file format. ZIP files utilize lossless compression. Most common compression method used by ZIP files is DEFLATE which is a combination of LZ77 algorithm and Huffman coding.

How to open ZIP file?

Most modern operating systems are able to open ZIP files. In Windows OS you can just right-click on a ZIP file and choose "Extract All..." menu option. Or you can double click to view what is inside. Similar on Mac OS you can just double click on a ZIP file to open it.

How to encrypt an information in ZIP file?

You should choose "Encrypt" option when creating ZIP archive in WinZip or use -e option in zip console application.

Is it possible to split ZIP files into multiple volumes?

Yes, WinZip utility provides functionality to split ZIP into volumes. Read how to split files with WinZip.
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Zip File Format
  • application/zip
  • application/octet-stream
  • application/x-zip-compressed
  • multipart/x-zip
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  • 7-Zip
  • WinZip
  • zip
  • WinRar