Z02 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a Z02 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .Z02 files.

What is a Z02 file?

The .z02 file extension is most commonly used by the WinZip file compression and archiving software. The Z02 files are created when the WinZip software is used to archive and compress a batch of files into a single zip archive and the resulting archive is split into different volumes. File archives are often split to make it easier to distribute the files online and to save large archives across multiple computer disks. The resulting volumes of the split file archive are all saved with their own file extension, such as .z01, .z02, .z03, etc. The .z02 file extension is normally assigned to the second volume of the split file archive. If a user wants to extract the contents of the archive, all of the volumes must be present.

The .z02 file extension is also used for Back4Win backup archive files.

How to open Z02 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 Z02 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different Z02 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension Z02

While we know of one file format using the .Z02 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 .Z02 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of Z02 files. Remember, different programs may use Z02 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
360360User submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
BandizipBandizipUser submitted
AverZipAverZipUser submitted
Ashampoo ZIP ProAshampoo ZIP ProUser submitted
StarPort Drivers for PowerArchiver Virtual Drive EmulatorStarPort Drivers for PowerArchiver Virtual Drive EmulatorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with Z02-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 Z02-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!