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ZIP

Type: Compressed Files

Abbreviation: Compressed File

Opens with: WinRAR, PeaZip, 7-Zip, E-merge WinAce, unzip, funzip, p7zip, Corel WinZip 15 Pro, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010, The Unarchiver, Dare to be Creative Archiver, Apple Archive Utility, Corel WinZip Mac Edition, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2011

File compressed or "zipped" using Zip compression, a common type of compression in which every file in the archive is compressed separately; supported by most file compression/decompression programs. Windows users can create ZIP archives by right-clicking a file and selecting "Send to > Compressed (zipped) Folder." Mac OS X users can create ZIP archives by right-clicking a file and selecting "Compress [filename]."