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.DIZ File Extension

File TypeDescription in Zip File

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What is a DIZ file?

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.

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Programs that open DIZ files
Updated 11/29/2012

About DIZ Files

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