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What is a XZ file extension?

XZ file extension stands for files compressed with LZMA/LZMA2 compression algorithm. It’s not suitable for archiving files as it applies high level compression and after compression it doesn’t contain any file information. But it offers no loss in quality, which makes it ideal for distribution of program installation files in smaller size. Although compression of XZ files takes relatively longer but decompression is much faster. Follow the steps below to open XZ files with WinZip.

How to open XZ files

  1. Download and save the XZ file to your computer. If your compressed file was downloaded from the internet, it may be saved in the Downloads folder in your Documents or user directory.
  2. Launch WinZip and open the compressed file by clicking File > Open. If your system has the compressed file extension associated with WinZip program, just double-click on the file.
  3. Select all of the files in the compressed folder or select only the files you want to extract by holding the CTRL key and left-clicking on them.
  4. Click 1-click Unzip and choose Unzip to PC or Cloud in the WinZip toolbar under the Unzip/Share tab.
  5. Select a destination folder to place the extracted XZ files in and click the "Unzip" button.
  6. Find your extracted files in your chosen destination folder.

Unzip XZ file format on Windows or Mac

  • WinZip
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later
  • WinZip Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.8, 10.9, or 10.10
  • Intel 64-bit processor
  • Supports Apple Retina Displays

WinZip opens and extracts Compressed XZ Files—and many more formats

We created WinZip to open and extract XZ file format, and many more, including all of the following:

  • TAR
  • GZ, TAZ, and TGZ
  • TZ and Z
  • UUencoded
  • XXencoded
  • MIME
  • BinHex
  • Zipx
  • And Zip

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