The File Extensions Database

.EMZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .EMZ file?

.EMZ is Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile

An EMZ file is a compressed image used by Microsoft programs such as Visio and the Office suite. It contains an Enhanced Metafile (.EMF file) that has been compressed with the .GZIP compression algorithm.

EMZ files may be decompressed with a GZIP decompression utility such as GNU zip (gzip.exe) or WinGZip. After decompression, they may be opened as standard EMF files.

Programs that open Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Visio 2016

How to solve problems with EMZ files

  • Associate the EMZ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any EMZ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.EMZ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the EMZ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .EMZ is Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile. Because only the current version supports the latest EMZ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .EMZ is Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile update.
  • To make sure that your EMZ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.