Compressed Files Extensions - What are compressed files and how do I open a compressed file?

What are compressed files and how do I open a compressed file?

File Type Category File Format
.7z Compressed Files 7-Zip Compressed File
.ace Compressed Files WinAce Compressed File
.alz Compressed Files ALZip Archive
.ar Compressed Files Unix Static Library
.arh Compressed Files ProTool Compressed Project File
.b1 Compressed Files B1 Compressed Archive
.bmz Compressed Files Portal Bonus Map Zip File
.bz2 Compressed Files Bzip2 Compressed File
.bzip Compressed Files Bzip Compressed Archive
.cpgz Compressed Files Compressed CPIO Archive
.dl_ Compressed Files Compressed DLL File
.efw Compressed Files Renamed Zip or Executable File
.gca Compressed Files GCA File Archive
.gpk Compressed Files WaveLab Audio Peak File
.gz Compressed Files Gnu Zipped Archive
.gza Compressed Files IZArc BGA Archive File
.gzi Compressed Files Unix Gzip File
.gzip Compressed Files Gnu Zipped File
.ha Compressed Files HA Compressed Archive
.hbc Compressed Files HyperBac Compressed Archive
.hbc2 Compressed Files HyperBac Compressed File Archive
.hbe Compressed Files HyperBac Compressed and Encrypted Archive
.hki Compressed Files WinHKI Archive
.hki1 Compressed Files WinHKI HKI1 Archive
.hki2 Compressed Files WinHKI HKI2 Archive
.hki3 Compressed Files WinHKI HKI3 Archive
.hpk Compressed Files HPack Compressed Archive
.ice Compressed Files ICE File Archive
.ipg Compressed Files iPod Game File
.ish Compressed Files ISH Compressed Archive
.jgz Compressed Files Gzipped Javascript File
.jic Compressed Files Java Icon File
.kgb Compressed Files KGB Archive File
.lemon Compressed Files LemonShare.net Download
.lha Compressed Files LHARC Compressed Archive
.lqr Compressed Files SQ Compressed LBR Archive
.lz Compressed Files Lzip Compressed File
.lzh Compressed Files LZH Compressed File
.lzm Compressed Files Slax Module
.lzma Compressed Files LZMA Compressed File
.lzo Compressed Files LZO Compressed File
.lzx Compressed Files Amiga LZX Compressed File
.mint Compressed Files Linux Mint Installer File
.mou Compressed Files WinMount Compressed File
.mpkg Compressed Files Meta Package File
.mtz Compressed Files MIUI Theme
.oar Compressed Files OpenSimulator Archive
.oz Compressed Files Opera Job Management Compressed File
.paq6 Compressed Files PAQ6 Data Archive
.paq7 Compressed Files PAQ7 Data Archive
.paq8 Compressed Files PAQ8 Data Archive
.paq8f Compressed Files PAQ8F Compressed Archive
.par2 Compressed Files Parchive 2 Index File
.pax Compressed Files PAX Archive
.pbi Compressed Files PC BSD Installer Package
.pea Compressed Files PEA File Archive
.pet Compressed Files Puppy Linux Install Package
.piz Compressed Files Zipped File
.qda Compressed Files Quadruple D Archive
.r0 Compressed Files WinRAR Compressed Archive
.r00 Compressed Files WinRAR Compressed Archive
.r01 Compressed Files WinRAR Split Archive Part 1
.r02 Compressed Files WinRAR Split Archive Part 2
.r03 Compressed Files WinRAR Split Archive Part 3
.r21 Compressed Files WinRAR Split Archive Part 21
.r30 Compressed Files WinRAR Split Archive Part 30
.rar Compressed Files WinRAR Compressed Archive
.rk Compressed Files WinRK File Archive
.rte Compressed Files RTE Encoded File
.rz Compressed Files Rzip Compressed File
.s00 Compressed Files ZipSplitter Part 1 Archive
.s01 Compressed Files ZipSplitter Part 2 Archive
.s02 Compressed Files ZipSplitter Part 3 Archive
.s7z Compressed Files Mac OS X 7-Zip File
.sdn Compressed Files Shareware Distributors Network File
.sea Compressed Files Self-Extracting Archive
.sfx Compressed Files Windows Self-Extracting Archive
.shar Compressed Files Unix Shar Archive
.shr Compressed Files Unix Shell Archive File
.sit Compressed Files StuffIt Archive
.sitx Compressed Files StuffIt X Archive
.sqx Compressed Files SQX Archive
.srep Compressed Files SuperREP Compressed File
.taz Compressed Files Tar Zipped File
.tbz Compressed Files Bzip Compressed Tar Archive
.tbz2 Compressed Files Tar BZip 2 Compressed File
.tlz Compressed Files Tar LZMA Compressed File
.tlzma Compressed Files LZMA Compressed Tar Archive
.xef Compressed Files WinAce Encrypted File
.z01 Compressed Files WinZip First Split Zip File
.zi Compressed Files Renamed Zip File
.zip Compressed Files Zipped File
.zipx Compressed Files Extended Zip File
.zix Compressed Files WinZix Compressed File
.zoo Compressed Files Zoo Compressed File