Z01 File Type

- The quick facts

What are Z01 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a Z01 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 Z01 file?

Files that contain the .z01 file extension store a volume that has been split from a compressed archive file. When WinZip, a file compression and archiving utility, creates an archive in order to compress large files or multiple files into one single archive folder, the resulting archive file can be broken down into separate volumes.

Breaking an archive file into smaller files makes it easier to transfer the files over the Internet. Each volume of the split file archive is given its own individual file extension, such as .z01, .z02, .z03, etc. Files with the .z01 file extension normally contain the first volume of the split archive file.

In order to extract the files contained in a split archive file, each of the individual volume files must be present.

How to open Z01 files

Important: Different programs may use files with the Z01 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your Z01 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different Z01 openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: March 17, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of Z01 files. Remember, different programs may use Z01 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
360360User submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
BandizipBandizipUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
AverZipAverZipUser submitted

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