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ZIPX - Extended Zip File

What is a ZIPX file

The ZIPX file extension was introduced with Corel WinZip 12.1 and extended the already existing and very popular ZIP file format. Files are compressed using Best method compression in order to create ZIPX files. ZIP and ZIPX archives are used to compress one or more files for easier and faster uploading, downloading and sending rates.

ZIPX files are, typically, smaller with regard to file size than the predecessor files with the ZIP extension. This points to even better compression rates than those available for "regular" ZIP files. These extended archive files also contain information about the extended compression method. This way, recipients of ZIPX files know that they need Corel WinZip 12.1 or newer versions in order to decompress the archives.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open ZIPX documents:

  • B1 Free Archiver (Windows, Mac, Linux & Android)
  • ConeXware PowerArchiver (Windows)
  • Corel WinZip (Windows & Mac)
  • PeaZip (Windows)
  • RARLAB RAR (Android)
  • The Unarchiver (Mac)
Extension ZIPX
MIME type application/x-zip-compressed
Useful links
Example Files
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