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Compressed File Types

Compressed files use file compression in order to save disk space. Compressed archive formats can also be used to compress multiple files into a single archive. Several open and proprietary compression algorithms can be used to compress files, which is why many different compressed file types exist.

Common compressed file extensions include .ZIP, .SITX, .7Z, .RAR, and .GZ.

Extension File Description Popularity Rating
.7z7-Zip Compressed File4 stars4.1468
.cbrComic Book RAR Archive4 stars3.95
.debDebian Software Package4 stars4.1905
.gzGnu Zipped Archive4 stars3.9118
.pkgMac OS X Installer Package3.5 stars3.55
.rarWinRAR Compressed Archive4 stars3.9411
.rpmRed Hat Package Manager File3.5 stars3.6154
.sitxStuffIt X Archive3.5 stars3.7143
.tar.gzCompressed Tarball File2.5 stars2.625
.zipZipped File4 stars4.1036
.zipxExtended Zip File3.5 stars3.5
.alzALZip Archive4 stars4
.bzBzip Compressed File4 stars3.8182
.bz2Bzip2 Compressed File4 stars4
.cbzComic Book Zip Archive4.5 stars4.2727
.mpkgMeta Package File4 stars4
.petPuppy Linux Install Package4 stars4
.sfxWindows Self-Extracting Archive4 stars4.1111
.sitStuffIt Archive3.5 stars3.5556
.tgzGzipped Tar File3.5 stars3.2857
.warJava Web Archive4 stars4.2308
.0Hacha Split Archive File4 stars3.9286
.7z.0017-Zip Split Archive Part 1 File3.5 stars3.25
.7z.0027-Zip Split Archive Part 2 File3.5 stars3.7143
.aceWinAce Compressed File4 stars4
.apzAutoplay Media Studio Exported Project3 stars3
.arUnix Static Library3.5 stars3.7143
.arcCompressed File Archive4.5 stars4.3684
.archiverArchiver Compressed File Archive3 stars3
.asrAudio Streaming Resource Archive3 stars3
.b1B1 Compressed Archive4 stars3.9
.b64Base64 MIME-Encoded File3 stars3
.baScifer External Header Archive4 stars4
.bndlGame Data Bundle File3.5 stars3.6667
.bzipBzip Compressed Archive2.5 stars2.5
.c00WinAce Split Archive File4 stars3.7778
.c01WinAce Split Archive Part 1 File3 stars3
.cbaComic Book ACE Archive2 stars2
.cbtComic Book TAR File3 stars3
.comppkg.hauptwerk.rarHauptwerk Component Package3 stars3
.cp9ChoicePoint Encrypted File3 stars3
.cpgzCompressed CPIO Archive3.5 stars3.3333
.cxarchiveCrossOver Bottle Archive4.5 stars4.4667
.czipZipGenius CryptoZip File3.5 stars3.5
.darDAR Disk Archive4 stars4
.dgcDGCA File Archive3 stars3
.distMac OS X Distribution Script2 stars2
.dl_Compressed DLL File4.5 stars4.25
.ecsSony Ericsson Phone Backup File3 stars3
.efwRenamed Zip or Executable File3 stars3
.eggALZip Archive2 stars2.1667
.fFreeze Compressed File3.5 stars3.5455
.gcaGCA File Archive3 stars3
.gmzCompressed GameMaker File3 stars3
.gzipGnu Zipped File4 stars4
.hbcHyperBac Compressed Archive3 stars3
.hkiWinHKI Archive3 stars3
.hki1WinHKI HKI1 Archive3 stars3
.hki2WinHKI HKI2 Archive3 stars3
.hki3WinHKI HKI3 Archive3 stars3
.iceICE File Archive3 stars3
.ipgiPod Game File3 stars3
.ipkItsy Package4 stars4
.itaIconTweaker Theme Archive4 stars4
.jgzGzipped Javascript File2.5 stars2.5
.jicJava Icon File3 stars3
.kgbKGB Archive File3 stars3
.layoutLayOut Document2.5 stars2.3333
.lbrLU Library Archive2.5 stars2.5
.lhaLHARC Compressed Archive3 stars3
.lnxCommodore 64 Lynx Archive3 stars3
.lqrSQ Compressed LBR Archive3 stars3
.lzLzip Compressed File3 stars3
.lzmSlax Module4 stars4
.lzmaLZMA Compressed File4 stars3.8889
.lzoLZO Compressed File3 stars3
.mintLinux Mint Installer File4 stars4
.mzpWinArchiver Mountable Archive3 stars3
.mzpMAXScript Zip Package3 stars3.1667
.nexNavigator Extension4.5 stars4.25
.packageLinux Autopackage File3.5 stars3.4762
.paePowerArchiver Encrypted Archive2.5 stars2.5
.pakPAK (Packed) File4 stars3.8621
.paq6PAQ6 Data Archive2 stars2
.paq7PAQ7 Data Archive2 stars2
.parParchive Index File4 stars4.1515
.par2Parchive 2 Index File4 stars4
.pbiPC BSD Installer Package3 stars3
.peaPEA File Archive3.5 stars3.6
.pfPrivate File4 stars4.2
.pizZipped File4 stars4
.pszCompressed PostScript File3 stars3
.pupPuppy Linux DotPup Installer Package3.5 stars3.3333
.pupPlayStation 3 Update File4.5 stars4.3125
.pwaPassword Agent File3.5 stars3.5
.qdaQuadruple D Archive3 stars3
.r00WinRAR Compressed Archive4 stars3.8182
.r01WinRAR Split Archive Part 13.5 stars3.6667
.rp9RetroPlatform Disk Image Archive3 stars3
.rteRTE Encoded File3 stars3
.rzRzip Compressed File2 stars2
.s00ZipSplitter Part 1 Archive4 stars4
.s01ZipSplitter Part 2 Archive2.5 stars2.6667
.s02ZipSplitter Part 3 Archive3 stars3
.s7zMac OS X 7-Zip File3 stars3
.sarService Archive File2 stars2
.sdcSecure Download Cabinet3.5 stars3.5
.seaSelf-Extracting Archive4 stars4
.sfsSquashfs File Archive2.5 stars2.5
.shUnix Shell Archive3 stars3.1667
.shrUnix Shell Archive File3.5 stars3.3333
.smpfSprite Monkey Project3 stars3
.sqxSQX Archive3 stars3
.tar.bz2Compressed Tarball File3 stars3
.tar.lzmaLZMA Compressed Tarball4 stars4
.tazTar Zipped File3 stars3
.tbzBzip Compressed Tar Archive4 stars4
.tzZipped Tar Archive2.5 stars2.5
.uhaUHarc Compressed Archive4 stars4.0417
.vemVirtual Expander Compressed File2 stars2
.vsiVisual Studio Content Installer File3 stars3
.xarExtensible Archive Format File3 stars3
.xefWinAce Encrypted File3 stars3
.xmcdzMathcad Compressed Worksheet File3 stars3
.zUnix Compressed File4 stars4
.z01WinZip First Split Zip File4 stars3.8571
.zfsendtotargetCompressed Folder4 stars3.9
.zwZooper Widget Template3 stars3
.zzZzip Compressed Archive3 stars2.75
.a00ALZip Second Split Archive File3 stars3
.a01ALZip Third Split Archive File3 stars3
.a02ALZip Fourth Split Archive File4 stars4
.aggBulk Data File2 stars2
.arhProTool Compressed Project File2 stars2
.arjARJ Compressed File Archive3.5 stars3.5
.bhBlakHole Archive3.5 stars3.5
.booBooasm Compressed Archive2 stars2
.bundleGame Data Bundle File2.5 stars2.4
.c02WinAce Split Archive Part 1 File2.5 stars2.6667
.c10WinAce Split Archive Part 102 stars2
.cb7Comic Book 7-Zip Archive2 stars2
.cdzCompressed CD Image File3.5 stars3.5
.comppkg_hauptwerk_rarHauptwerk Component Package2 stars2
.cptCompact Pro Archive2.5 stars2.5
.ddDiskDoubler Archive4 stars4
.dzDzip File4 stars3.8
.epiEclipsePackager2000 Compressed File2 stars2
.fdpMySafe Encrypted Data2 stars2
.fp8FP8 (= Fast PAQ8) Compressed File2.5 stars2.5
.fzbzFritzing Bundled Bin File2 stars2
.fzpzFritzing Bundled Part File2 stars2
.gz2Misnamed BZ2 File2 stars2
.gziUnix Gzip File2 stars2
.hbc2HyperBac Compressed File Archive2 stars2
.hbeHyperBac Compressed and Encrypted Archive2 stars2
.izeIZArc Archive1.5 stars1.6667
.jsonlz4Compressed Firefox Bookmarks Backup File3 stars3
.lemonLemonShare.net Download3.5 stars3.5
.lzhLZH Compressed File2.5 stars2.5
.lzxAmiga LZX Compressed File2 stars2
.mouWinMount Compressed File1.5 stars1.3333
.oarOpenSimulator Archive2 stars2
.ozOpera Job Management Compressed File2 stars2
.p01Parchive Recovery Volume2 stars2
.p19Parchive Recovery Volume2 stars2
.pack.gzPack200 Compressed Archive2 stars2
.paq8PAQ8 Data Archive2 stars2
.paq8lPAQ8L Data Archive2 stars2
.paxPAX Archive3 stars3
.pcvMozBackup Profile Backup3 stars3
.puzPacked Publisher File2.5 stars2.5
.r0WinRAR Compressed Archive1.5 stars1.6667
.r02WinRAR Split Archive Part 22.5 stars2.6667
.r03WinRAR Split Archive Part 33.5 stars3.5
.r1WinRAR Multi-Volume Archive Part 12 stars2
.r2WinRAR Multi-Volume Archive Part 22 stars2
.r21WinRAR Split Archive Part 212 stars2
.r30WinRAR Split Archive Part 304 stars4
.revRAR Recovery Volume Set3.5 stars3.6
.rkWinRK File Archive3 stars3
.rncRNC ProPack Archive3.5 stars3.5
.sbxGLBasic Shoebox File3.5 stars3.5
.sdnShareware Distributors Network File3.5 stars3.5
.senScifer Internal Header Archive2 stars2
.sharUnix Shar Archive3.5 stars3.6667
.snappySnappy Compressed File2 stars2
.snbS Note File3.5 stars3.3158
.srepSuperREP Compressed File1.5 stars1.5
.sy_Compressed SYS File4 stars3.8
.tar.gz2Misnamed BZ2 Tarball1.5 stars1.3333
.tar.xzXZ Compressed Tar Archive3.5 stars3.3333
.tbz2Tar BZip 2 Compressed File2 stars2
.tlzTar LZMA Compressed File2 stars2
.tlzmaLZMA Compressed Tar Archive2 stars2
.trsLinear Saw Component Information Archive 3 stars3
.txzXZ Compressed Tar Archive3 stars3.1
.tx_Compressed Text File3 stars3
.ufs.uzipCompressed Unix File System File2 stars2
.uzipFreeBSD Compressed Disk Image2 stars2
.waWindows Addon Archive2 stars2
.waffInternet Explorer for Mac Web Archive2 stars2
.wlbWinList Protocol Bundle2 stars2
.xxXXEncoded File3 stars3
.xzXZ Compressed Archive3.5 stars3.2941
.xzmPorteus Module2 stars2
.yAmiga Yabba Compressed File2 stars2
.z02WinZip Second Split Zip File3 stars2.8
.z03WinZip Third Split Zip File3 stars3
.z04WinZip Fourth Split Zip File2 stars2
.zixWinZix Compressed File4 stars4
.zooZoo Compressed File2.5 stars2.5
.zsplitArchiver Compressed Split File2 stars2
.000DoubleSpace Compressed File4 stars3.8571
.ainAIN Compressed File Archive1 star1
.ariARI Compressed File Archive3 stars3
.arkPowerDesk Pro Archive1.5 stars1.5
.bzaIZArc BGA Archive1 star1
.bzip2Bzip2 Compressed Archive1 star1
.carCAR Archive1 star1
.gzaIZArc BGA Archive File1 star1
.haHA Compressed Archive1 star1
.hpkHPack Compressed Archive3.5 stars3.6667
.hypHYPER Compressed Archive3.5 stars3.5
.ishISH Compressed Archive1 star1
.jJAR Archive2.5 stars2.5
.jar.packPack200 Packed Jar File1.5 stars1.5
.kzKuaiZip Compressed File1.5 stars1.6667
.mdMDCD Compressed Archive3 stars3
.paq8fPAQ8F Compressed Archive1 star1
.paq8pPAQ8P Data Archive1 star1
.pimPIM Archive1 star1
.pitPackIt Compressed Archive3 stars3
.shkShrinkIt Archive1 star1
.sptTM File Packer Compressed Archive1 star1
.tgGzip Compressed Tar Archive1 star1
.uc2UltraCompressor 2 Archive3 stars3
.wotWeb Of Trust File1 star1
.xezeManager Template Package1 star1
.yzYAC Compressed File2.5 stars2.5
.yz1Yamazaki ZIPPER File1.5 stars1.5
.zapFileWrangler Archive1 star1
.ziRenamed Zip File1 star1
.zlZlib Compressed File1 star1
.zpiZipped File3.5 stars3.6667