.Z00 File Extension
Split Zip Archive
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What is a Z00 file?
A Z00 file is a split archive that contains one or more files that have been compressed with Zip compression to save space. It is one of multiple files (.Z01, .Z02, etc.) that make up a complete archive.
Z00 split archives may be created by various compression utilities to shrink the size of large files for transfer or archival purposes. Split archives are especially useful when transferring files via e-mail attachments because emails have significant file size limitations.
However, with the advancement of Internet speeds and cloud storage capabilities, split archives are not as common or necessary as they once were. Users can upload their files to a cloud storage space, such as Google Drive or Dropbox more easily and share a link with the recipient who can then download the files.
How to open a Z00 file
You can open a Z00 split archive with various compression utilities, such as 7-Zip (Windows), Corel WinZip (Windows), or Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe Mac (macOS). Keep in mind that a Z00 file can only be decompressed if the related split archives (Z01, Z02, etc.) are available.