What are ZIX files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a ZIX 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 ZIX file?
A .ZIX file is a WinZix compressed archive file.
Files with the .zix extension are most commonly associated with the WinZix file archiving application.
WinZix is used to compress large batches of files into a single compressed file archive. These files are saved with the .zix file extension.
Some say that the ZIX format is a hoax and only used to make people download and install WinZix, which contained spyware/malware.
How to open ZIX files
Important: Different programs may use files with the ZIX file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ZIX file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
Last updated: March 17, 2022
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