How to Open a DIZ File

How to Open a DIZ File

A “Description in Zip,” or DIZ file is a small plain text file that describes the contents or files within a ZIP archive. In most cases, a DIZ file can be opened using your computer’s default text editor program, such as Notepad in Windows or TextEdit on Mac OS X.

Method 1 of 2:
Opening a DIZ File in Windows

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Double-click on the DIZ file you want opened. Windows will open the file using your default text editor program. If Windows doesn’t open the DIZ file automatically, select the option to open the DIZ file using any of the following applications: Microsoft Notepad, Notepad2, Microsoft WordPad, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Write.[1] X Research source
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Method 2 of 2:
Opening a DIZ File on Mac OS X

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Double-click on the DIZ file you want opened. Your Mac computer will open the file using Apple TextEdit. If the DIZ file doesn’t open using TextEdit, download and install Bare Bones TextWrangler, which is a free, third-party text editor program for Mac OS X.[2] X Research source
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Method 1 of 2:
Opening a DIZ File in Windows

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Double-click on the DIZ file you want opened. Windows will open the file using your default text editor program. If Windows doesn’t open the DIZ file automatically, select the option to open the DIZ file using any of the following applications: Microsoft Notepad, Notepad2, Microsoft WordPad, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Write.[1] X Research source
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Method 2 of 2:
Opening a DIZ File on Mac OS X

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Double-click on the DIZ file you want opened. Your Mac computer will open the file using Apple TextEdit. If the DIZ file doesn’t open using TextEdit, download and install Bare Bones TextWrangler, which is a free, third-party text editor program for Mac OS X.[2] X Research source
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