.ZI File Extension

Renamed Zip File

Developer PKWARE
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What is a ZI file?

A ZI file is a Zip archive that has been renamed from .zip to .zi. It contains one or more files compressed with Zip-compression in order to save space. ZI files are commonly used to bypass email filters that prevent the transmission of .ZIP files.

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ZI files may be opened by renaming the .zi extension to .zip, then decompressing the file in any Zip-compatible decompression utility, such as Microsoft File Explorer, Corel WinZip, or Apple Archive Utility. After extracting the contents of the ZIP archive, compress the folder as a ZIP archive with the Zip-compression software and rename the .zip file extension to .zi.

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