The meaning of the files with the .emz extension is the Compressed Enhanced Metafile. These files are associated with the Windows Operating System by the Microsoft Corporation. Basically, these files are the compressed files which are generally the image files. They are used by a number of applications from the Microsoft Corporation such as the Microsoft Office and Visio. These compressed metafiles consist of the data which is compressed using the extension .gzp, which is a type of compression algorithm.
Actually, the files with the EMZ are the compressed version of the files with the extension . emf. These files are also a type of the Windows Metafiles which use the graphics language to operate. The .emz files are the zipped files of the . emf extension files. The unzipping of this data can be easily done be dragging the .emz extension files to any of the zip-unzip programs and then by importing this data on to any text editor. Commonly, these files get imported as a single group instead of many individual objects.
So, what are the things to be careful about?
Sometimes, it so happens that the extension of the file to be unzipped is .em instead of the EMZ . If such is the case, then the concerned file should be first renamed to the .emf extension and then can be unzipped. The files with the .emz extension can also be easily unzipped with GZIP decompression utility programs like the GNU Zip or the WinGZip software. An advantage which the .emz files is that they are compressed, and therefore, can easily be transferred and distributed to different systems and users.
Other things to know about this type of file format
Once the decompression of the file with the EMZ is complete, the extension of the file gets automatically reverted back to the .emf format. The files with the EMZ format are one of the most commonly used file format types in the Microsoft Office applications. While opening a file with the .emz extension in a text editor like Microsoft Office, it is generally recommended that the file should be dragged to the software window and should not actually be opened with it. Another program which is associated with these files is Quick View Plus which can only open these files but not edit them.
Open EMZ File on Windows OS
- Look for an EMZ file you need to open in Windows Explorer and double-click on it
- If the file doesn’t open automatically and you see a “Windows can’t open a file” message then you should search for a program which can open EMZ file
- If you have a program which can open EMZ file installed on your computer then launch that program and select “File” and then “Open” or similar options from its menu to open the EMZ file
- If you don’t have the program installed then you need to try searching for “EMZ wiki”, “how to open EMZ file” in the search engine.
- Once you find the application, install it on your computer
- After the program is installed double-click on the EMZ file to open it
File extensions are used by Windows operating system to specify what kind of information is stored in the file. Every file in Windows OS needs to have file extension and file extensions are used by Windows to determine which application it should use to open the file. Every application installed on Windows OS places information about which extensions it could open into the Windows registry and Windows uses this information to determine which application it should launch when user double-clicks on the file. If application which can open EMZ file is not installed, then Windows will show ‘Windows can’t open EMZ file’ message and buttons to either select an application on the computer which can open the file or to search the web for the application which can open EMZ file.