CAZ File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CAZ file?

A .CAZ file is a CAZIP compressed file. These CAZ files are compressed files created in CAZIPXP, a data compression software. Data is compressed to make files smaller, often to save storage space and make it easier to distribute files over the internet.

How to open CAZ 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 CAZ for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different CAZ openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .CAZ

While CAZIP compressed file is a popular type of CAZ-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CAZ extension.

The CAZ file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a CAZ opener may not be able to open all kinds of CAZ files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited CAZ viewer.

CAZIPXP compressed archive

Through our analysis of CAZ files, we know that one use of the format is CAZIPXP compressed archive. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different CAZ openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CAZ-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 CAZ-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!