What is a .ZZZ File And How To Open It – Piriform (Simple Steps)

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While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .zzz extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .zzz file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .ZZZ file?

The .ZZZ file extension stands for CCleaner Securely Deleted File. This file extension belongs to the developer Piriform. The file is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .zzz file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ZZZ file?

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

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

The .zzz file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the CCleaner Professional software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is CCleaner Professional.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ZZZ 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 CCleaner Professional software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .ZZZ file?

If you are still unable to open the .ZZZ file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .ZZZ file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .zzz – Lionhead Studios. 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 .ZZZ file with the CCleaner Professional program on Windows.