A piz file extension is related to the ZIP compression file format. A piz file contains compressed data.

There are 2 other file types using
the PIZ file extension!

piz file icon.piz - Pizza Connection 2 saved game file

piz file icon.piz - Pizzicato music score file

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Software that works with piz file extension

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PIZ file extension - Renamed zip file

What is piz file? How to open piz files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The piz file extension is reported to be used by some anti-virus applications, or e-mail attachment software to protect ZIP archives from viruses so they rename them to piz instead of zip.

Probably very rare format.

This piz file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to piz file type:

WinZip icon

WinZip Computing, S.L. logo WinZip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  WinZip Computing, S.L.

WinZip is very popular file archiver for Microsoft Windows.

The first release of WinZip was in 1991. WinZip supports ZIP, ARJ, ARC, LHA, BZ2 and RAR archive formats. ZIP archives can be encrypted by the 128- and 256-bit key AES encryption.

The developer of WinZip was acquired by Corel in 2006. In 2010 was released the first version of WinZip for Mac OS X. WinZip is distributed as shareware.

WinZip Mac Edition icon

WinZip Computing, S.L. logo WinZip Mac Edition  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  WinZip Computing, S.L.

WinZip Mac Edition is compression utility used to create and extract ZIP archives specifically designed for Mac OS X. WinZip for Mac also supports other archive formats such as  BZ2, RAR, BZIP, WavPack etc..

Help how to open PIZ files:

Use WinZIP to open *.piz archives.

How to convert file with extension PIZ:

As far as we know, this .piz file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .piz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open piz file, edit piz file, convert piz file, view piz file, play piz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the piz files.

  • Open piz file
  • Extract piz file

Software that open piz file - Renamed zip file

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open piz file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with piz file by default:
WinZip small icon WinZip
Other suggested software:
WinRAR small icon WinRAR

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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