Compressed File Formats

Compressed files (also known as archived files or zip/zipped files) are files that have been compressed using various algorithms to reduce the file size and therefore save storage space and speed up file transfer rates. An compressed file can usually contain multiple files that have been compressed together into one single archive. Various compression methods are available to use, both open source and proprietary, and therefore there are quite a number of different archived file formats in existence.

Extension File Description
.pf Private File
.deb Debian Software Package
.war Java Web Archive
.arc Compressed File Archive
.cxarchive CrossOver Bottle Archive
.dl_ Compressed DLL File
.nex Navigator Extension
.bz2 Bzip2 Compressed File
.lzma LZMA Compressed File
.pup PlayStation 3 Update File
.cbz Comic Book Zip Archive
.zip Zipped File
.7z 7-Zip Compressed File
.sfx Windows Self-Extracting Archive
.c00 WinAce Split Archive File
.bz Bzip Compressed File
.par Parchive Index File
.uha UHarc Compressed Archive
0 Hacha Split Archive File
.sitx StuffIt X Archive
.alz ALZip Archive
.mpkg Meta Package File
.pet Puppy Linux Install Package
.ace WinAce Compressed File
.ba Scifer External Header Archive
.dar DAR Disk Archive
.gmz Compressed GameMaker File
.gzip Gnu Zipped File
.ipk Itsy Package
.ita IconTweaker Theme Archive
.lzm Slax Module
.mint Linux Mint Installer File
.par2 Parchive 2 Index File
.piz Zipped File
.r01 WinRAR Split Archive Part 1
.s00 ZipSplitter Part 1 Archive
.sea Self-Extracting Archive
.tar.lzma LZMA Compressed Tarball
.tbz Bzip Compressed Tar Archive
.a02 ALZip Fourth Split Archive File
.dd DiskDoubler Archive
.r30 WinRAR Split Archive Part 30
.rev RAR Recovery Volume Set
.zix WinZix Compressed File
.rar WinRAR Compressed Archive
.cbr Comic Book RAR Archive
.zfsendtotarget Compressed Folder
.b1 B1 Compressed Archive
.pak PAK (Packed) File
.ar Unix Static Library
.z Unix Compressed File
.7z.002 7-Zip Split Archive Part 2 File
.dz Dzip File
.sy_ Compressed SYS File
.gz Gnu Zipped Archive
.rpm Red Hat Package Manager File
.sit StuffIt Archive
.zipx Extended Zip File
.bndl Game Data Bundle File
.z01 WinZip First Split Zip File
.shar Unix Shar Archive
0 DoubleSpace Compressed File
.hpk HPack Compressed Archive
.zpi Zipped File
.f Freeze Compressed File
.snb S Note File
.pea PEA File Archive
.r00 WinRAR Compressed Archive
.pkg Mac OS X Installer Package
.czip ZipGenius CryptoZip File
.kgb KGB Archive File
.pwa Password Agent File
.sdc Secure Download Cabinet
.arj ARJ Compressed File Archive
.bh BlakHole Archive
.cdz Compressed CD Image File
.lemon Download
.r03 WinRAR Split Archive Part 3
.rnc RNC ProPack Archive
.sbx GLBasic Shoebox File
.sdn Shareware Distributors Network File
.package Linux Autopackage File
.tgz Gzipped Tar File
.cpgz Compressed CPIO Archive
.shr Unix Shell Archive File
.7z.001 7-Zip Split Archive Part 1 File
.pup Puppy Linux DotPup Installer Package
.mzp MAXScript Zip Package
.sh Unix Shell Archive
.xz XZ Compressed Archive
.apz Autoplay Media Studio Exported Project
.archiver Archiver Compressed File Archive
.asr Audio Streaming Resource Archive
.b64 Base64 MIME-Encoded File
.c01 WinAce Split Archive Part 1 File
.cbt Comic Book TAR File
.comppkg.hauptwerk.rar Hauptwerk Component Package
.cp9 ChoicePoint Encrypted File
.dgc DGCA File Archive
.ecs Sony Ericsson Phone Backup File
.efw Renamed Zip or Executable File
.gca GCA File Archive
.hbc HyperBac Compressed Archive
.hki WinHKI Archive
.hki1 WinHKI HKI1 Archive
.hki2 WinHKI HKI2 Archive
.hki3 WinHKI HKI3 Archive
.ice ICE File Archive
.ipg iPod Game File
.jgz Gzipped Javascript File
.jic Java Icon File
.lbr LU Library Archive
.lha LHARC Compressed Archive
.lnx Commodore 64 Lynx Archive
.lqr SQ Compressed LBR Archive
.lz Lzip Compressed File
.lzo LZO Compressed File
.mzp WinArchiver Mountable Archive
.paq6 PAQ6 Data Archive
.paq7 PAQ7 Data Archive
.pbi PC BSD Installer Package
.psz Compressed PostScript File
.qda Quadruple D Archive
.rp9 RetroPlatform Disk Image Archive
.rte RTE Encoded File
.s02 ZipSplitter Part 3 Archive
.s7z Mac OS X 7-Zip File
.smpf Sprite Monkey Project
.sqx SQX Archive
.tar.bz2 Compressed Tarball File
.taz Tar Zipped File
.vem Virtual Expander Compressed File
.vsi Visual Studio Content Installer File
.xar Extensible Archive Format File
.xef WinAce Encrypted File
.xmcdz Mathcad Compressed Worksheet File
.a00 ALZip Second Split Archive File
.a01 ALZip Third Split Archive File
.lzh LZH Compressed File
.pax PAX Archive
.pcv MozBackup Profile Backup
.rk WinRK File Archive
.trs Linear Saw Component Information Archive
.tx_ Compressed Text File
.xx XXEncoded File
.z03 WinZip Third Split Zip File
.ari ARI Compressed File Archive
.hyp HYPER Compressed Archive
.md MDCD Compressed Archive
.pit PackIt Compressed Archive
.uc2 UltraCompressor 2 Archive
.tar.gz Compressed Tarball File
.z02 WinZip Second Split Zip File
.zz Zzip Compressed Archive
.s01 ZipSplitter Part 2 Archive
.c02 WinAce Split Archive Part 1 File
.r02 WinRAR Split Archive Part 2
.txz XZ Compressed Tar Archive
.bzip Bzip Compressed Archive
.pae PowerArchiver Encrypted Archive
.tz Zipped Tar Archive
.cpt Compact Pro Archive
.fp8 FP8 (= Fast PAQ8) Compressed File
.j JAR Archive
.yz YAC Compressed File
.sfs Squashfs File Archive
.layout LayOut Document
.zoo Zoo Compressed File
.cba Comic Book ACE Archive
.dist Mac OS X Distribution Script
.rz Rzip Compressed File
.sar Service Archive File
.agg Bulk Data File
.arh ProTool Compressed Project File
.boo Booasm Compressed Archive
.c10 WinAce Split Archive Part 10
.cb7 Comic Book 7-Zip Archive
.comppkg_hauptwerk_rar Hauptwerk Component Package
.epi EclipsePackager2000 Compressed File
.fdp MySafe Encrypted Data
.fzbz Fritzing Bundled Bin File
.fzpz Fritzing Bundled Part File
.gz2 Misnamed BZ2 File
.gzi Unix Gzip File
.hbc2 HyperBac Compressed File Archive
.hbe HyperBac Compressed and Encrypted Archive
.jsonlz4 Compressed Firefox Bookmarks Backup File
.lzx Amiga LZX Compressed File
.oar OpenSimulator Archive
.oz Opera Job Management Compressed File
.p01 Parchive Recovery Volume
.p19 Parchive Recovery Volume
.pack.gz Pack200 Compressed Archive
.paq8 PAQ8 Data Archive
.paq8l PAQ8L Data Archive
.puz Packed Publisher File
.r1 WinRAR Multi-Volume Archive Part 1
.r2 WinRAR Multi-Volume Archive Part 2
.r21 WinRAR Split Archive Part 21
.sen Scifer Internal Header Archive
.tar.xz XZ Compressed Tar Archive
.tbz2 Tar BZip 2 Compressed File
.tlz Tar LZMA Compressed File
.tlzma LZMA Compressed Tar Archive
.ufs.uzip Compressed Unix File System File
.uzip FreeBSD Compressed Disk Image
.wa Windows Addon Archive
.waff Internet Explorer for Mac Web Archive
.wlb WinList Protocol Bundle
.xzm Porteus Module
.y Amiga Yabba Compressed File
.z04 WinZip Fourth Split Zip File
.zsplit Archiver Compressed Split File
.ize IZArc Archive
.r0 WinRAR Compressed Archive
.kz KuaiZip Compressed File
.egg ALZip Archive
.bundle Game Data Bundle File
.srep SuperREP Compressed File
.tar.gz2 Misnamed BZ2 Tarball
.ark PowerDesk Pro Archive
.jar.pack Pack200 Packed Jar File
.yz1 Yamazaki ZIPPER File
.mou WinMount Compressed File
.ain AIN Compressed File Archive
.bza IZArc BGA Archive
.bzip2 Bzip2 Compressed Archive
.car CAR Archive
.gza IZArc BGA Archive File
.ha HA Compressed Archive
.ish ISH Compressed Archive
.paq8f PAQ8F Compressed Archive
.paq8p PAQ8P Data Archive
.pim PIM Archive
.shk ShrinkIt Archive
.spt TM File Packer Compressed Archive
.tg Gzip Compressed Tar Archive
.wot Web Of Trust File
.xez eManager Template Package
.zap FileWrangler Archive
.zi Renamed Zip File
.zl Zlib Compressed File
Extension File Description
.crt Security Certificate
.dwt Dreamweaver Web Page Template
.alx ActiveX Layout Control File
.rss Rich Site Summary
.wsdl Web Services Description Language File
.a4p A4Desk Pro Project File
.dap Access Data Access Page
.dcr Shockwave Media File
.ascx ASP.NET User Control File
.css Cascading Style Sheet
.cer Internet Security Certificate
.cfm ColdFusion Markup File
.crl Certificate Revocation List File
.dhtml Dynamic HTML file
.maff Mozilla Archive Format File
.shtm HTML Server Side Include File
.vrml VRML File
.xht XHTML File
.htaccess Apache HTACCESS File
.ucf WebEx Media File
.xhtm Extensible Hypertext Markup Language Document
.appcache HTML5 Cache Manifest File
.zul ZK User Interface File
.htm Hypertext Markup Language File
.browser ASP.NET Browser Definition File
.vrt Virtual World
.dll DLL Dynamic Web Page
.csr Certificate Signing Request File
.axd ASP.NET Web Handler File
.download Partially Downloaded File
.asp Active Server Page
.json JavaScript Object Notation File
.php PHP Source Code File
.asax ASP.NET Server Application File
.asmx ASP.NET Web Service File
.atom Atom Syndication Format
.cshtml ASP.NET Razor Web Page
.fcgi FastCGI File
.hype Hype Document
.opml Outline Processor Markup Language File
.asa ASP Configuration File
.asr ActionScript Remote Document
.awm AllWebMenus Project File
.bml Bean Markup Language File
.chat IRC Chat Configuration File
.codasite Coda Site File
.epibrw Web File Location
.fwp Microsoft Expression Web Package
.gne Flickr Web Page
.gsp IMail Error Message File
.idc Internet Database Connector File
.kit CodeKit File
.muse Adobe Muse Website Project
.ognc Dynamic Web Page
.rhtml Ruby HTML Web Page
.rjs Ruby Javascript File
.shtml Server Side Include HTML File
.sites iWeb Site Design Project
.sites2 iWeb Site Design Project
.srf Server Response File
.stc Contribute Connection Key File
.vbd Visual Basic ActiveX Document
.vsdisco DISCO Dynamic Discovery Document
.xul XML User Interface Language File
.prf PICS Rules File
.seam Seam Framework Java Servlet File
.svc WCF Web Service File
.cms Content Management System
.website Internet Explorer Pinned Site Shortcut
.js JavaScript File
.wpp WebPlus Project File
.pac Proxy Auto-Config File
.aspx Active Server Page Extended File
.a5w Alpha Five Webpage File
.chm Compiled HTML Help File
.ap Active Page
.url Internet Shortcut
.xhtml Extensible Hypertext Markup Language File
.p12 Personal Information Exchange File
.hxs Help 2 Compiled Help File
.wdgt Opera Widget
.site GoLive Website Project File
.xws Xara Web Designer Graphic
.compressed WordCompress Compacted Web File
.dothtml Microsoft Word HTML Document Template
.sdb SocialDecks Blog File
.do Java Servlet
.jnlp Java Web Start File
.html Hypertext Markup Language File
.pem Privacy Enhanced Mail Certificate
.jsp Java Server Page
.con Concept Application Source File
.webloc Mac OS X Website Location
.webarchive Safari Web Archive
.spc Software Publisher Certificate File
.ashx ASP.NET Web Handler File
.mspx Microsoft ASP.NET Web Page
.oam Adobe Edge Animate Widget File
.vdw Visio Web Drawing
.dbm ColdFusion Server File
.dml DynaScript File
.fmp 123 Flash Menu Project
.hdml Handheld Device Markup Language File
.master ASP.NET Master Page
.phtml PHP Web Page
.sht HTML File with Server Side Includes
.wbs WebBlender Project File
.webarchivexml Android Web Browser Archive
.wgp Web Gallery Project
.widget HybridJava Widget
.xbl Extensible Binding Language File
.xss XML Style Sheet
.php4 PHP 4 Web Page
.xfdl XFDL File
.nzb NewzBin Usenet Index File
.swz Adobe Flash Player Cache File
.web Xara Web Document
.att Web Form Post Data File
.qbo QuickBooks Online Bank Statement File
.tvpi TitanTV Television Listing File
.svr Compressed Virtual World
.mht MHTML Web Archive
.jsf Java Script Command File
.wml Wireless Markup Language File
.adr Opera Bookmarks File
.jspx XML Java Server Page
.aro SteelArrow Web Application File
.btapp uTorrent App
.cha IRC Chat Configuration File
.der DER Certificate File
.disco DISCO Discovery Document
.discomap DISCO Discovery Output File
.edge Adobe Edge Project File
.esproj Espresso Project File
.ewp Ewisoft Website Project File
.hypesymbol Hype Symbol File
.hypetemplate Hype Document Template
.iwdgt iWeb Widget File
.jws Java Web Services File
.lasso Lasso Database-Driven Web Page
.lbc Cloaked Affiliate Link Builder Saved Link
.mvc MivaScript Compiled File
.nod NetObjects Fusion File
.obml Opera Mini Saved Web Page
.olp Office Live Package
.oth OpenDocument HTML Template
.p7b PKCS #7 Certificate File
.p7c PKCS #7 Certificate File
.pro Adobe Proto Design File
.qf Qompose Web Page Template
.rflw Edge Reflow Data File
.rwsw RapidWeaver Site File
.saveddeck Nokia Saved Web Page
.scss Sass Cascading Style Sheet
.suck SiteSucker Website File
.vbhtml ASP.NET Razor Web Page
.webbookmark Safari Web Bookmark File
.whtt HTTrack Website Copier File
.woa WebObjects Application
.wrf WebEx Recording
.xbel XBEL Bookmarks File
.xpd XML Pipeline Document
.zhtml RabbitWeb Webpage
.zhtml Secure IE Zipped HTML File
.zvz Possible Virus File
.csp Concept Server Page
.phtm PHP-Based Web Page
.ppthtml PowerPoint HTML Presentation
.pptmhtml Microsoft PowerPoint MIME HTML Presentation
.stml SSI HTML File
.htc HTML Component File
.uhtml UC Browser Saved Webpage
.htx HTML Extension File
.mhtml MIME HTML File
.tvvi TitanTV Television Listing File
.dochtml Microsoft Word HTML Document
.vlp LiveSite Project
.wgt Opera Widget File
.bok ProStores Dynamic Web Page
.stl Certificate Trust List
.rt RealText Streaming Text File
.docmhtml Microsoft Word MIME HTML Document
.jhtml Java HTML Web Page
.aex Alpha Five Compiled Global Functions File
.an Adobe Edge Animate Project File
.less LESS Style Sheet
.pub Public Key File
.rwp RapidWeaver Package
.sitemap ASP.NET Site Map File
.webhistory Safari Web History File
.zfo XSL-FO Online Form
.ccbjs CopperCube JavaScript File
.cfml ColdFusion Markup Language File
.ece Escenic Dynamic Web Page
.iqy Internet Query
.itms iTunes Music Store Link File
.itpc iTunes Podcast Link File
.jcz Liquid Motion Animation
.jspa Java Servlet Alias
.jss JavaScript Style Sheet File
.jst JavaServer Page Document
.mapx Mapjects Client Webparts File
.p7 PKCS #7 Digital Certificate File
.page HybridJava Web Page
.ptw AutoCAD Publish To Web File
.qrm Qworum Message File
.rw3 RapidWeaver 3 Site File
.rwtheme RapidWeaver Theme
.ssp Scala Server Page
.stm SSI Web Page
.stp SharePoint Template
.wbxml WAP Binary XML File
.wn WN Web File
.wpx WebPlus Project Template
.psp PL/SQL Server Page
.cpg Cool Page Project File
.nxg eSite Builder NXG Web Page
.php3 PHP 3 Web Page
.php5 PHP 5 Web Page
.bwp BuRg3r Web Page
.cdf Channel Definition Format
.hdm HDML File
.jvs JavaScript Proxy Autoconfig File
.map Image Map
.moz Mozilla Cache File
.mvr IBM HotMedia Multimedia File
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Ben is not only the webmaster of the Intertel Group's various websites, he is also a master developer fluent in C++, Java, PHP, JS, VBScript, HTML, CSS, Python and Perl. He has been involved in various development projects, including CyberSpy and CyberSentry.
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