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    WMZ File Format

    Short Name WMZ
    Long Name Microsoft Windows Metafile (Compressed)
    Typical File Extensions .wmz
    Contains Metafile
    WMZ is compressed version of the WMF (Windows Metafile) format used to store metafiles. WMZ is not very widely used, but files of this type are sometimes generated when saving documents into HTML format, or emailing documents that contain embedded clip art, equations, etc.

    As WMZ files are basically just compressed versions of WMF files it is usually possible to read WMZ files into WMF-supporting applications:
    1. Unzip the WMZ file (it maybe necessary to rename the file with a .zip extension).

    2. Inside the WMZ file is an WMF file.

    3. Open the WMF file.
    Note: Confusing the file extension .wmz is also used for another Microsoft-created file format - the compressed skins files which alter the appearance of the Windows Media Player. While these are also compressed files in the ZIP format, they do not contain a WMF file, but instead contain JScript and graphics data used by Windows Media Player.


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