The ZIP file type is primarily associated with 'Compressed Archive File'.A .ZIP file is a compressed archive.It can contain only one file or many files in multiple directories. ZIP utilities allow you to extract single files or a complete directory structure.
File compressed or "zipped" using Zip compression, a common type of compression in which every file in the archive is compressed separately; supported by most file compression/decompression programs.Windows users can create ZIP archives by right-clicking a file and selecting "Send to > Compressed (zipped) Folder." Mac OS X users can create ZIP archives by right-clicking a file and selecting "Compress [filename]."
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MIME type : application/zip, application/x-zip, application/x-zip-compressed, application/octet-stream, application/x-compress, application/x-compressed, multipart/x-zip