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ZIP is an archive file format used to compress pieces of data without losing their integrity. It was created in 1989 by PKWARE. Today, various operating systems, including Windows, have a built-in program that supports ZIP. These ZIP files take less space, making them easy to store on machines. The files in a ZIP are compressed individually, ensuring that every element is compressed most appropriately. However, this might limit the compression potential. The most reputable method of compression used is called DEFLATE. Other methods include LZMA, PPMd, and BZip. Further, ZIP can open different programs, including StuffIt, WinZip, and WinRAR.