The File Extensions Database

.ZZZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Piriform
  • Category: Misc Files

What is an .ZZZ file?

.ZZZ is CCleaner Securely Deleted File

File created by CCleaner, a utility used for optimizing computers by removing unused programs and files; stores a deleted file that has been securely wiped, which enables greater security since the original filename no longer exists; uses the filename ZZZZZZZZ.ZZZ.

Programs that open CCleaner Securely Deleted File
CCleaner Professional
File Type 2 Black & White Game Data File
Developer by: Lionhead Studios Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Data file used by Black and White, a strategy game released by Lionhead Studios in 2001 where players act as gods and control villages and creatures; stores various kinds of data for the game.

ZZZ files use names that associate their data with another file type. For example, "\Data\Citadel\engine\movement_l3d.zzz" is associated with the .L3D file type.

NOTE: Lionhead Studios Black & White has been discontinued.

Programs that open Black & White Game Data File
Lionhead Studios Black and White
Lionhead Studios Black and White

How to solve problems with ZZZ files

  • Associate the ZZZ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ZZZ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ZZZ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ZZZ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ZZZ is CCleaner Securely Deleted File. Because only the current version supports the latest ZZZ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Piriform manufacturer website after an available .ZZZ is CCleaner Securely Deleted File update.
  • To make sure that your ZZZ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.