Files with zoo file extension an also be encountered as very old compressed archives made using ancient ZOO archiver.

There is one other file type using
the ZOO file extension!

empty icon.zoo - Zoo Tycoon game file

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Software that open zoo file

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ZOO file extension - ZOO compressed data

What is zoo file? How to open zoo files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

zoo file icon: zoo filetype icon

The zoo file extension is related to Zoo a compression program and format developed by Rahul Dhesi in the mid 1980s. The format is based on the LZW compression algorithm and compressed files are identified by the .zoo file extension.

MIME types:

This zoo 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 zoo file:

WinACE Archiver icon

WinACE Archiver  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
e-merge GmbH

WinACE is compression utility for Microsoft Windows. It is able to compress data in ACE, ZIP, LHA, MS-CAB, JAVA JAR file formats and decompress data from ACE, ZIP, LHA, MS-CAB, RAR, ARC, ARJ, GZip, TAR, ZOO, JAR archives.

Help how to open:

Some file archiving tools still support *.zoo files and can explore or decompress them.

How to convert:

Possibly can be repacked to other compressed archive formats with any tool that supports this format.

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

Software that open zoo file - ZOO compressed data

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with zoo file by default:
WinACE Archiver small icon WinACE Archiver
Other suggested software:
ALZip small icon ALZip
ZipZag small icon ZipZag

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