.WMZ File Extension

.WMZ File Extension

File Type 1

Windows Media Player Skin Package

Developer Microsoft
3.5  |  57 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format Zip

What is a WMZ file?

A WMZ file is a pre-installed or custom skin that changes the appearance of the Windows Media Player interface, often to match a certain theme. It contains a combination of graphics and JScript code that defines the look and behavior of each skin element. WMZ files are compressed using ZIP compression.

How do I open a WMZ file?

Assuming you have Windows Media Player installed on your PC, you can double-click any WMZ file to apply it as a Windows Media Player skin.

After you apply a skin, it becomes available within Windows Media Player's Skin Chooser. You can access the Skin Chooser by selecting View → Skin chooser from the Windows Media Player menu bar.

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Programs that open or reference WMZ files

Updated July 8, 2020
File Type 2

Compressed Windows Metafile

Developer Microsoft
2.6  |  13 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format Binary

What is a WMZ file?

Gzip-compressed .WMF file often created by older versions of Microsoft Office programs; sometimes exported when saving documents to HTML format or when emailing document content; can contain embedded equations, clip art, or other vector graphics.

More Information

You can decompress a WMZ file into a WMF file using any decompression utility that supports Gzip (.GZ) compression. You may want to rename the ".wmz" extension to ".gz" first and then open it with the decompression utility.

Programs that open WMZ files

Updated August 6, 2020

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