What is a .PIZ File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .piz extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .piz file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PIZ file?

The file extension .PIZ comes from Zipped File. This compressed file is in zip format.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .piz file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .PIZ file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PIZ file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .PIZ file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .piz file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the RARLAB WinRAR software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, 7-Zip and RARLAB WinRAR software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PIZ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the RARLAB WinRAR software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PIZ file on Mac

To open the .piz file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Corel WinZip Mac software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Corel WinZip Mac and Apple Archive Utility.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PIZ file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Corel WinZip Mac software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PIZ file?

If you are still unable to open the .PIZ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PIZ file.pj – Project64, .pj2 – adnx, .pjm – adnx, .pjp – Progressive JPEG Image, .pjpeg – Progressive JPEG Image. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PIZ file with the RARLAB WinRAR, Corel WinZip, Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe, 7-Zip programs on Windows and Corel WinZip Mac, Apple Archive Utility programs on Mac.