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.ZIP File Extension

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File Type 1Zipped File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
4.1 (348 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryCompressed Files
FormatZip

Zip

This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.

What is a ZIP file?

A ZIP file is an archive that contains one or more files compressed or "zipped" using Zip compression. It stores files separately from each other allowing the files to be compressed using different methods and extracted without compressing or decompressing the entire archive.

More Information

The Zip format was created in 1989 by Phil Katz and was used in the PKZIP utility developed by PKWARE, Inc. The format grew in popularity and is now supported by most file compression/decompression programs.

Windows users can create ZIP archives by right-clicking a file and selecting "Send to → Compressed (zipped) Folder." Mac OS X users can create ZIP archives by right-clicking a file and selecting "Compress [filename]."

Common ZIP Filenames

New Compressed (zipped) Folder.zip - The name Microsoft Windows gives to new ZIP files created via the context menu (right-click and choose New → Compressed (zipped) Folder).

Programs that open ZIP files
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Corel WinZip 20
WinRAR 5
PeaZip
ConeXWare PowerArchiver
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Microsoft Windows zip utility
7-Zip
B1 Free Archiver
Mac
Corel WinZip Mac 4
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Apple Archive Utility
Incredible Bee Archiver
The Unarchiver
B1 Free Archiver
Linux
unzip
funzip
p7zip
B1 Free Archiver
File Roller
Android
File Viewer for Android
RARLAB RAR
Updated 7/14/2016

File Type 2MAME Game ROM

DeveloperThe MAME Team
Popularity
3.1 (30 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryGame Files
FormatZip

Zip

This file is saved in a zipped format. You can view the contents by unzipping it with a file decompression program.

Definition

Game file used by MAME arcade video game emulators; may contain the entire contents of the arcade game data, or may be supplemented by .CHD arcade hard disk file, which is required in order to play the game; stored in a compressed .ZIP format.

More Information

MAME ROMs are sometimes difficult to load properly due to file format and emulation software differences. Therefore, some emulators are distributed with a tool that verifies whether a ROM can be loaded or not.

Programs that open ZIP files
Windows
MAME
ExtraMAME
Mac
MacMAME
MAME OS X
Updated 11/16/2010

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