Files with xz extension can be found as compressed archives from XZ Utils program.

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XZ file extension - XZ Utils compressed archive

What is xz file? How to open xz files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The xz file extension is associated with XZ Utils, a free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio, developed by Tukaani.

The xz file is a compressed archive created with XZ Utils.

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The default software associated to xz file type:

XZ Utils  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Tukaani Developers

XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems, but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils.

Help how to open XZ files:

You can decompress these files using XZ.

How to convert file with extension XZ:

The easiest way how to convert XZ archive is to decompress the XZ archive with the use of PeaZip etc. and repack the content with another compression utility of your choice.

Find conversions from xz file:

xz to zip

File identification strings:

HEX code: FD 37 7A 58 5A 00
ASCII code: 7zXZ

Related links:

XZ file format

List of software applications associated to the .xz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open xz file, edit xz file, convert xz file, view xz file, play xz 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 ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting xz files.

  • Open xz file
  • Create xz file
  • Extract xz file

Software that open xz file - XZ Utils compressed archive

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

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