File Extension Library

.XZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Tukaani
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .XZ files and how to open them?

Can't open .XZ file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .XZ file.

What is a .XZ file extension?

.XZ file extension is created by Tukaani. .XZ has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .XZ file is Binary.

.XZ is XZ Compressed Archive

An XZ file is an archive compressed using XZ compression, a high ratio compression algorithm. It contains one or more compressed files and is commonly used to distribute Slackware Linux package distributions.

XZ files may also contain a .TAR file and have the .TXZ file type.

List of all softwares that can open the XZ Compressed Archive
File Viewer Plus
WinRAR 5
The Unarchiver
Tukaani XZ Utils

How to fix problems with .XZ files

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