Files with zim file extension can be mainly found as Wiki archives in OpenZIM format. Used to download wikipages for offline view in special ZIM readers.

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Software that open zim file

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ZIM file extension - Wiki archive

What is zim file? How to open zim files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The zim file extension is mainly associated with the OpenZIM wiki file format that is used to archive content of pages based on Wikipedia (Wiki) layout for offline usage.


The zim archive file can be viewed in ZIM readers.

Updated: September 5, 2019

The default software associated to open zim file:

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Kiwix  Microsoft Windows software

Kiwix is an offline reader of content from ZIM wiki archives. It's especially intended to make Wikipedia available offline.

Help how to open:

Use Kiwix to open and view the content of *.zim wiki archive files.

How to convert:

We do not know about any possible conversion for *.zim files at this time.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .zim 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 zim file, edit zim file, convert zim file, view zim file, play zim file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

zim file viewer - programs that view zim file - Wiki archive

Programs supporting the exension zim on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Kiwix for view zim file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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