KMZ File

What are KMZ files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a KMZ file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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

We have identified 2 KMZ openers that are compatible with this specific type of KMZ file.

Programs that open Google Earth saved session files

Last updated: November 9, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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 DesktopVerified
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser 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
Digg's Top Stories PluginDigg's Top Stories PluginUser submitted

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