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.ZIP File Extension

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File Type 1Zipped File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
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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.

Definition

File compressed or "zipped" using Zip compression, a common type of compression in which every file in the archive is compressed separately; supported by most file compression/decompression programs.

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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).

Program(s) that open .ZIP files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Corel WinZip 18.5
WinRAR 5
PeaZip
ConeXWare PowerArchiver
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010
Microsoft Windows zip utility
7-Zip
B1 Free Archiver
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Corel WinZip Mac 4
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Apple Archive Utility
Incredible Bee Archiver
The Unarchiver
B1 Free Archiver
Linux LogoLinux
unzip
funzip
p7zip
B1 Free Archiver
File Roller
Updated 7/22/2015

File Type 2MAME Game ROM

DeveloperThe MAME Team
Popularity
3.5 (13 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.

Program(s) that open .ZIP files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
MAME
ExtraMAME
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
MacMAME
MAME OS X
Updated 11/16/2010