ALZ File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ALZ file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ALZ files.

What is an ALZ file?

Files that contain the .alz file extension are most commonly associated with the ALZip compression software application. The ALZip software was created by ESTsoft Corp and supports approximately 30 different file compression formats.

Users often need to compress files that are large in size when those files need to be distributed over the Internet or sent via email. This makes the file more manageable and results in faster upload and download times. Users also use archive and compression utilities when taking a large batch of files and compressing them into a single archive file.

When the ALZip software is used to create a compressed file archive, the file is given the .alz file extension.

How to open ALZ files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ALZ for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ALZ openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ALZ

While we know of one file format using the .ALZ file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ALZ file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of ALZ files. Remember, different programs may use ALZ files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
BandizipBandizipUser submitted
Adobe IllustratorAdobe IllustratorUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
HanZipHanZipUser submitted
TODOTODOUser submitted
ZipNAllZipNAllUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ALZ-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ALZ-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!