What is a .WMZ File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .wmz extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .wmz file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .WMZ file?

The .WMZ file extension comes from Windows Media Player Skin Package. The development of this file was done by Microsoft. The file has the zip format, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .wmz file on 1 platform.

How to open a .WMZ file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .wmz file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the SkinDoc software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Microsoft Windows Media Player and SkinDoc software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .WMZ file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the SkinDoc software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .WMZ file?

If you are still unable to open the .WMZ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .WMZ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .wmz – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .WMZ file with the SkinDoc, Microsoft Windows Media Player programs on Windows.