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.DIZ File Extension

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File TypeDescription in Zip File

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This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.


Plain text file that describes the program or files within a .ZIP archive; typically named "FILE_ID.DIZ," where FILE_ID stands for "file identification" and DIZ stands for "Description in Zip File."

More Information

DIZ files were originally used for distributing files via BBS (bulletin board systems). The information contained in FILE_ID.DIZ files provided system administrators with helpful descriptions of each file that was uploaded to the system.

Programs that open DIZ files
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Notepad
CubicDesign Compact NFO Viewer
Other text editor
Apple TextEdit
Bare Bones TextWrangler
Other text editor
Updated 11/29/2012

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