I want to view or open .emz file on Linux.

EMZ file extension is a Windows Compressed Enhanced Metafile file.

How i have to open this file. Any software required?

I don't want to convert through online sites.


.emz files are apparently .emf files which have been compressed in a way that can be decompressed with gzip.

For example:

# uncompresses 'in-place' but loses the filename suffix entirely
gunzip -S .emz filename.emz


# creates new uncompressed file with .emf extension.
zcat filename.emz > filename.emf

Once you've decompressed the file, you should be able to convert it to pdf or tiff as described in this answer on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7976438/i-have-a-few-emf-files-how-i-can-convert-them-into-ps-pdf-tiff-on-linux

The following blog post indicates that .emf files can be opened with the OpenOffice or LibreOffice Draw or Writer applications: http://linuxsleuthing.blogspot.com/2011/11/libreoffice-unlikely-image-viewer.html

I'd guess that LibreOffice/OpenOffice could probably open the .emz files without decompressing them first. Try it and see.

You mention that you can't even open this .emz file in windows itself. That probably indicates that the file is corrupted or invalid.

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