File Extension ZIPX

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    Extended Zip Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a ZIPX 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 ZIPX file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your ZIPX file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is ZIPX file?

ZIPX identifies so-called extended zip files, ie extended zip files. This format was introduced in version 12.1 of Corel Winzip and includes more advanced compression techniques such as BZip, LZMA and PPMd as well as data type optimized algorithms for Jpeg images and Wav audio files.

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The use of these methods usually results in a smaller archive file, but more often also in a higher packing and unpacking time. In contrast to the open source format zip, ZIPX is a proprietary format that has been licensed by relatively few other programs to date.

It should be noted that at least ZIPX files can only be opened by a few programs so far. However, the demo version of WinZip should suffice for uniquely unpacking a ZIPX file. Other program may be subject to restrictions.

Programs which can open a ZIPX file

How to open file with ZIPX extension?

In order to open a file with ZIPX extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening ZIPX 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 ZIPX files, follow the instructions below.
Install WinZip or other program from the list

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

Set WinZip as the default program for opening ZIPX 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 ZIPX 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 WinZip applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where WinZip has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with ZIPX files

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

  • File data is corrupted
  • ZIPX 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 ZIPX files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • ZIPX 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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