What are ZOO files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a ZOO 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 ZOO file?
A .ZOO file is a ZOO compressed archive file.
A ZOO file is a compressed archive file. An archive file is a file that contains multiple other files, and that it is compressed means that it has been reduced in size to save storage space. This is done by a compression utility - in this case, one named zoo.
ZOO is an old file format invented in the 1980s. It was mostly used on Unix servers at the time. One smart feature of ZOO files compared to ZIP files is that it can store multiple revisions of the same file - providing a way to keep a simple versioned backup.
To access the files in a ZOO archive, you will need an archive/decompression software.
How to open ZOO files
We have identified one ZOO opener that is compatible with this specific type of ZOO file.
Programs that open ZOO compressed archive files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
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