A zi file extension is related to the WinZIP and used for its compressed data archives.

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Software that open zi file

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ZI file extension - Renamed ZIP archive

What is zi file? How to open zi files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The zi file extension is associated with the WinZIP a compression tool for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X (macOS) operating systems.

The zi file stores compressed data with WinZIP, or other compression tools with ZIP support.

The zi file extension is occasionally used for renamed ZIP files.

The default software associated to open zi 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 view content of *.zi files.

How to convert:

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

Find conversions from zi file:

zi to pzip

zi to z02

zi to zip

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

Software that open zi file - Renamed ZIP archive

Programs supporting the exension zi on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open zi file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with zi file by default:
WinZip small icon WinZip
Other suggested software:
7-zip small icon 7-zip
WinRAR small icon WinRAR

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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