What is a zip file?
A zip file is an archive that contains one or several compressed files. There are many file extensions for a zip file. You might find a zip file with these following file extensions: .zip, .7z, .ace, .arj, .cab, .gzip, .rar, .tar.
A zip file may contain a password and an encryption to protect sensitive data.
We can also find a zip file as a self-extracting archive with .exe file extension. You will not need a zip utility program to extract this kind of file as they will extract them self once you click it.
There are many methods for zipping files - contact us if we have not covered them all here.