Z01 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a Z01 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .Z01 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension Z01 for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension Z01

While we know of one file format using the .Z01 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 .Z01 file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
360360User submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
BandizipBandizipUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with Z01-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 Z01-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!