A z04 file extension is related to the WinZip compression tool and used for its 5th part of split multi-volume ZIP compressed file archive.

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Z04 file extension - Split Multi-volume ZIP compressed file archive (part 5)

What is z04 file? How to open z04 files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

z04 file icon: z04 filetype icon

The z04 file extension is associated with WinZIP. Its one part of a multi-volume compressed ZIP archive.

ZIP file extension is used for the native format of WinZip archiver. In WinZIP you can split a huge archive to a few smaller files, which are called parts.

WinZip uses this split file sequence for multi-volume archives:

  • .zip or exe (SFX) for first volume
  • .z01, z02, z03 ....etc. for any additional volumes

In order to unpack the multi-volume ZIP archive, you need to place ALL of the split parts in the same directory and start extraction of the first volume. The program will automatically use all of the parts to extract the content of the archive.

The default software associated to z04 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..

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Useful information about multi-volume archives

Help how to open Z04 files:

The z04 file is only one part of WinZip split compressed archive. If you want to extract this file, you must have all parts of the WinZip split compressed archive. Open the first part of WinZip split compressed archive in WinZip application and extract files from WinZip split compressed archive.

How to convert file with extension Z04:

It is not possible to convert only one part of ZIP multi-volume archive. Only complete ZIP archive can be converted in to another archive or compression format. The easiest way how to convert complete ZIP multi-volume archive is to decompress the ZIP archive with the use of WinZIP and repack the content with another compression or archive application of your choice.

List of software applications associated to the .z04 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 z04 file, edit z04 file, convert z04 file, view z04 file, play z04 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 z04 files.

  • Open z04 file
  • Create z04 file
  • Extract z04 file
  • Others z04 file

Software that open z04 file - Split Multi-volume ZIP compressed file archive (part 5)

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open z04 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with z04 file by default:
WinZip small icon WinZip
Other suggested software:
WinRAR small icon WinRAR

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with z04 file by default:
WinZip Mac Edition small icon WinZip Mac Edition
Other suggested software:
The Unarchiver small icon The Unarchiver


Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):

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