File Extension Library

.PIZ File Extension

  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .PIZ file?

.PIZ file extension has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .PIZ file is Zip

.PIZ is Zipped File

A PIZ file is a compressed .ZIP archive that has been renamed with the extension reversed. It contains one or more files that have been compressed with Zip compression. PIZ files are often used for hiding the file type when sending zipped email attachments so that email server filters don't block the message.

If you receive a PIZ file you should verify the identity of the sender in order to ensure that the file does not contain malware. Once you verify that the file is safe, rename the ".piz" extension to ".zip" and open it with any Zip decompression utility. Some popular programs are WinZip, Win RAR, 7-Zip, and Stuffit Deluxe.

List of all softwares that can open the Zipped File
Corel WinZip 23
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
WinRAR 5
Corel WinZip Mac 6.5
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Apple Archive Utility

How to Open .PIZ file on different platforms

Open .PIZ File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PIZ
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PIZ file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PIZ files" Press "Ok"

Open .PIZ File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PIZ file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PIZ File on Linux

Right click on the .PIZ file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PIZ File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PIZ file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PIZ File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PIZ files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PIZ files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PIZ files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PIZ file format
  2. You need to check the .PIZ file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)