So you tried to open an EMZ file and you could not, you tried again and your computer could not just open it, or you were just curious to know what an EMZ file is. In this very detailed article we are going to explain it to you in a very clear manner and also show you some recommended software you can use to open any emz file. By the end of this article you should have a very good understanding of what an EMZ file is.
What is an EMZ File?
So you tried to open an EMZ file and you could not, you tried again and your computer could not just open it, or you were just curious to know what an EMZ file is. In this very detailed article, we are going to explain it to you in a very clear manner and also show you some recommended software you can use to open any EMZ file. By the end of this article, you should have a very good understanding of what an EMZ file is.
An EMZ file is a file that contains Enhanced metafile(EMF) which contains images or graphical data and was created by Microsoft for windows. In other words, the Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile.
They are files that contain EMF files that are compressed with an algorithm called the .gzip compression algorithm, which helps in reducing the size of the file.
The EMF was developed as an improvement from its predecessor which is the .wmf format developed in the 1990s for storing bitmaps and vector graphics.
The EMZ compression format was now used to reduce the size of an EMF file in other for fast transfer of files from one device to another and to save space. This means once you uncompress an EMZ file, you will get a .emf (EMF) file.
Some of the software that uses .emf files are Microsoft applications like Word, Visio, and PowerPoint.
Is it safe to open EMZ files?
An EMZ File is safe to open, as long as you created it with a system free from virus or malware. But in the case where you collected this file from someone else, then it will be
wise to find out how that person got the file and if it has done any damage to his digital files or system.
You should always be careful because it is possible that all files, in general, can be disguised to be authentic, meanwhile, they are malicious files that could corrupt your system or hack it to gain access to your information. So generally be careful when opening files that you cant verify if they are safe or not.
How to Open EMZ Files
One thing you should remember is EMZ files were created by Microsoft for Windows, so there should be no problem opening them with a windows computer. In this section, you see how we can open an Emz file on both Windows and Mac.
How to open an EMZ file on Windows
With this step-by-step process, you will be able to open an Emz file in no time.
Open one of the Microsoft apps like Powerpoint or Word. You find them on your start menu.
When the app has fully launched, open up a blank document.
Navigate to the tab insert and a dropdown menu will appear.
Navigate to images, click on it and your file manager will open.
Find and click on the EMZ file and double click it to open, or you can just click on the insert button at the bottom right corner.
- After doing this your file will be added to your blank document as an image.
Another way of opening an EMZ file is by Extracting it with 7-zip. You do that by following these steps.
Open your web browser and type in www.7-zip.org
Find your architecture type, either 62-bit or 32- bit.
A pop-up box will appear, select your download location of choice.
After you have seen the location you want to download the app press enter to start the download process.
Note: Most zip and unzip apps will allow you to extract the files just by right-clicking and choosing the app of choice for unzipping, in this case, it may not happen that way. You will have to launch the zip/unzip app and select the file from the app.
There are some graphic programs out there that can open an EMZ file, one of them is Quick view plus. Quick view plus can open an EMZ file but you won’t be able to edit it.
Note: After opening an EMZ file, the result should be an EMF file. In a case where there are no EMF files present but instead, you see a file that ends with the extension .em (EM), then all you have to do is rename it to .emf and you will be able to use it as an EMF file.
How to Open an EMZ File on Mac
If you are a Mac or Linux user, then you can open an EMZ file with an application called XnView. You can download the Xnview app from www.xnview.com.
The XnView app can open almost 70 different file formats with EMZ and EMF included, it only will be able to open the EMZ file, you will be able to open the EMF file inside it.
So What If I Still Can’t Open It
If after everything you still can’t open the file, then it is likely finding the right software to open the file is not the problem. The problem can come from so many factors like:
- The EMZ file you want might be corrupted with malware.
- Incorrect to the registry of the EMZ file.
- An incorrect installation from your installation of the software for opening the EMZ file.
- Lack of memory space in your computer to enable the opening of the software.
- Wrong format attached to EMZ file by mistake open renaming the file.
- Not running the software as an admin, if enabled.
If none of the above affects you, then your file should open correctly without any problem. If you still have problems with your file then contact a professional to check your computer software.
Some nuggets to Know:
- The full meaning of EMZ is Enhanced Metafile Zipped. You can also call it a Windows Compressed Metafile.
- You can view an EMZ file on android by downloading the 7Zipper app from the store
- You Open an EMZ file Online with GroupDocs. Go to https://products.groupdocs.app/viewer/emz