What is a ZIP File?
ZIP file is a common compression format used by various archivers. The ZIP extension was developed by PKWARE founder Phil Katz in 1989 specifically for use with PKZIP software. Basically, the archive is written in capital letters, this is due to the original limitation in the DOS system.
Such an archive may contain data with varying degrees of compression. The advantage of the file compression technology used by the ZIP format is that there is no loss of information. The archive contains both one and several files or directories, the most used compression algorithm is Deflate.
It is noteworthy that, if necessary, ZIP archives can be connected to the modules responsible for unzipping files on Mac, in this case, the user receives a single executable file bearing the EXE extension. Operating systems such as Windows, macOS, and Linux, as well as free platforms, support the format normally.
The technology is generally recognized and is included in the TOP of the most popular archiving methods; it is available for an impressive number of applications that perform backup, compression, and data exchange functions. Even taking into account more innovative technologies, at the present time the described archive format is still relevant.