File Extension Library

.ZIM File Extension

  • Developer by: The OpenZIM Project
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .ZIM files and how to open them?

Can't open .ZIM 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 .ZIM file.

What is a .ZIM file extension?

.ZIM file extension is created by The OpenZIM Project. .ZIM has been classified as Data Files. The format of .ZIM file is Binary.

.ZIM is OpenZIM Wiki Archive

Archive created in the OpenZIM format, a standard file format for storing Wiki content offline; organizes articles, references, and other Wiki information in a compact format; supported by readers such as Kiwix and ZIMReader.

Developers can use the free ZIMLib C++ library to incorporate OpenZIM content in their applications.

List of all softwares that can open the OpenZIM Wiki Archive

How to fix problems with .ZIM files

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