KMZ File

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

What is a KMZ file?

A .KMZ file is a Google Earth saved session file. KMZ files are KML files that have been compressed or "zipped" for easier download and distribution. Files with the .kmz extension store the locations of the maps that are used by the Google Earth mapping application.

Sometimes a KMZ file will include 3D model data that has been exported from an SKP file. When this happens, the model is placed on the map to give users an idea of what the building will look like in that specific area.

The Google Earth application is a mapping application that offers users a bird's-eye view of recorded locations across the globe.

How to open KMZ files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with extension KMZ for different purposes. We have identified 2 KMZ openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of KMZ file.

Programs that open KMZ files

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension KMZ

While we know of one file format using the .KMZ 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 .KMZ file.

Various KMZ file openers, viewers, etc.

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

Google DesktopGoogle DesktopUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Free Zip OpenerFree Zip OpenerUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted
Earth BrowserEarth BrowserUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Start Google Earth in OpenGL modeStart Google Earth in OpenGL modeUser submitted
Files CompressedFiles CompressedUser submitted
McAfee SecurityCenterMcAfee SecurityCenterUser submitted
Free Zip ViewerFree Zip ViewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with KMZ-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 KMZ-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!