Compressed and Archive Files (57 file types)

Compressed and Archive Files - Types & Formats of file extensions

Everyone needs to preserve disk space in order to fit more files on their computer. The only solution is to squeeze those files down to a smaller size. Compressed files allow you to do that. Compressed archive formats allow you to squeeze all those files into a single archive.

There are a lot of compressed files types, such as .ZIP, .RAR, .TAR, .CAB, and .ARJ and the reason for this is because several compression algorithms can be used to compress those files.

Name of file type