File Extension Library

.ZI File Extension

  • Developer by: PKWARE
  • Category: Compressed Files
  • Format: Zip

What are .ZI files and how to open them?

Can't open .ZI 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 .ZI file.

What is a .ZI file extension?

.ZI file extension is created by PKWARE. .ZI has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .ZI file is Zip.

.ZI is Renamed Zip File

Zip archive that has been renamed from ".zip" to ".zi;" contains one or more files in a compressed archive; commonly used to bypass email filters that prevent the transmission of .ZIP files.

ZI files may be opened by renaming the ".zi" extension to ".zip" and decompressing the file in any Zip-compatible decompression utility.

List of all softwares that can open the Renamed Zip File
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe for Windows
Corel WinZip 23
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16

How to fix problems with .ZI files

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