Files with z extension are used by InstallShield program. They are used as archive file format for compressed data.

There are 3 other file types using
the Z file extension!

empty icon.z - Star Wars The Force Unleashed XML game data

z icon.z - Unix compressed archive

empty icon.z - Zero Compiler header

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Software that open z file

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Z file extension - InstallShield archive file

What is z file? How to open z files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The z file extension is used for archives used by InstallShield, the industry standard for Windows Installer and InstallScript installations. With InstallShield are your Windows software products correctly installed, configured, updated, and eventually uninstalled on your customers' systems.

The default software associated to open z file:

InstallShield picture or screenshot

Flexera Software, Inc. logoInstallShield  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Flexera Software, Inc.

InstallShield is utility used to create installation packages for Microsoft Windows operating system as well as for various mobile platforms.

Help how to open:

It is not possible to open files with z extension.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .z 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 .z 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 z file, edit z file, convert z file, view z file, play z 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 z files.

Applications that extract z file - InstallShield archive file

Programs supporting the exension z on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Universal Extractor for extract z file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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