Files with piz extension are compressed archives in ZIP compression file format.

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

empty icon.piz - Pizza Connection 2 saved game file

empty icon.piz - Pizzicato music score

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Software that open piz file

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PIZ file extension - Renamed zip archive

What is piz file? How to open piz files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

File extension piz 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 file type.

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 open piz file:

WinZip icon

WinZip Computing, S.L. logoWinZip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
WinZip Computing, S.L.

A very popular shareware 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 and first version for Mac appeared in 2010.

WinZip Mac Edition icon

WinZip Computing, S.L. logoWinZip 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:

Use WinZIP to open *.piz archives.

How to convert:

Cannot be converted to other formats.

List of software applications associated to the .piz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android 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'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 piz files.

Software that open piz file - Renamed zip archive

Programs supporting the exension piz on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. 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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