What is XZ file?
The XZ extension for files is typically associated with the ZLIB format, typically used in conjunction with the Linux operating system. The XZ file extension was developed by Igor Pavlov. XZ files are compressed archives that can be extracted using the XZ Compressed Archive (xz) program, which can be found on most Linux distributions. The file is created by creating a large archive, compressing it to less than 1% of its size and then placing its contents in an archive container.
XZ Format details
|Full Name||XZ Compressed Archive|
Software, that convert XZ files
The easiest way to convert a XZ file is to save it in a different file format using dedicated software. Below you will find a list of software programs that can handle XZ files. Open your XZ file with one of them and save in another file format.
- XZ Embedded
- The Unarchiver