What is a .ZIP File And How To Open It – The MAME Team

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .zip extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .zip file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ZIP file?

The file extension .ZIP comes from MAME Game ROM. The creator of this file extension is The MAME Team. The file has the zip format, and it is a game related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .zip file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ZIP file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .ZIP file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the ExtraMAME software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use MAME and ExtraMAME software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ZIP 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 ExtraMAME software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ZIP file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the MAME OS X software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is MacMAME and MAME OS X.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ZIP 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “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 MAME OS X 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 .ZIP file?

If you are still unable to open the .ZIP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .ZIP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .zip – Phil Katz. 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 .ZIP file with the ExtraMAME, MAME programs on Windows and MAME OS X, MacMAME programs on Mac.