File Extension Library

.ZI_ File Extension

  • 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 has been classified as Compressed Files. The format of .ZI_ file is Zip

.ZI_ is Renamed Zip File

A ZI_ file is a renamed .ZIP archive that uses an underscore ("_") instead of the "p" so that the file cannot be accidentally expanded when double-clicked. It is also used to bypass antivirus programs when sent via email. ZI_ files can be renamed back to ".zip" files and then decompressed.

ZI_ files are created when a user compresses one or more files as in the Zip format but then renames the ".zip" extension as ".zi_". If you receive a ZI_ file, simply rename the extension as ".zip" and open it with a Zip compression program, such as Corel WinZip, RARLAB WinRAR, Apple Archive Utility, or B1 Free Archiver.

List of all softwares that can open the Renamed Zip File
Corel WinZip 23
WinRAR 5
ConeXWare PowerArchiver
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe
B1 Free Archiver
Apple Archive Utility
Corel WinZip Mac 6.5
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 16
Incredible Bee Archiver
The Unarchiver
B1 Free Archiver
B1 Free Archiver
File Roller
ZDevs ZArchiver

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.)