WMZ File - opening and understanding

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

What is a WMZ file?

A .WMZ file is a Windows Media Player skin file. The .wmz file extension is mainly associated with files that are being found in Windows Media Player. WMZ is a setting file format

commonly used to identify files used by Windows application that changes the application interface appearance. WMZ file is a

compressed ZIP archive that stores one or multiple Windows Media Player skins, consisting of Javascript and images used to modify Windows Media player's appearance.

WMZ format is the standard distribution format for Windows Media player skins. Double-clicking a .wmz file will prompt

the Windows System, especially Windows Media Player, opens and asks the user if he wants to install the player's skin.

How to open WMZ 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 WMZ for different purposes.

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

Other file formats using extension .WMZ

While Windows Media Player skin is a popular type of WMZ-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .WMZ extension.

The WMZ 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 WMZ opener may not be able to open all kinds of WMZ files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited WMZ viewer.

Compressed Windows Meta File

A WMZ file may also be a Windows Meta File that has been compressed to reduce its size. These files contain images or vector graphics.

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
Windows Media Format RuntimeWindows Media Format RuntimeUser submitted
Windows Media PlayerWindows Media PlayerUser submitted
Systweak PhotoStudioSystweak PhotoStudioUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
3D Photo Browser3D Photo BrowserUser submitted
3DBrowser3DBrowserUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
ZipZag ArchiverZipZag ArchiverUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with WMZ-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 WMZ-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!