File Extension PPZ

  • Full name
    Microsoft PowerPoint Packaged Presentation Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a PPZ file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a PPZ file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your PPZ file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is PPZ file?

The ending PPZ denotes a presentation (slideshow), which lies in a self-extracting archive. This presentation does not require PowerPoint or an external viewer to be displayed.

More info

PPZ files were created using PowerPoint's Pack & Go feature, versions 97 through 2002.

In addition to the viewer, the files may include text, images, glare effects, audio, video, and macros. Because it is an executable file, emails can filter out PPZ files. Checking with an antivirus program is always indicated for PPZ files, since the executable file can also contain malicious software.

The latest versions of Microsoft PowerPoint no longer support this format.

Programs which can open a PPZ file

How to open file with PPZ extension?

In order to open a file with PPZ extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening PPZ file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with PPZ files, follow the instructions below.
Install Microsoft PowerPoint or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening PPZ files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support PPZ files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of PPZ files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Microsoft PowerPoint as the default program for opening PPZ files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate PPZ files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft PowerPoint applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft PowerPoint has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with PPZ files

Sometimes problems with opening PPZ files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • PPZ files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open PPZ files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • PPZ file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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