.ZAP File Extension

File Type:
Zero Administration Package File

Having trouble opening .zap extension? Don't panic! This page explains what zap files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open zap files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a ZAP file?

Zap file extension has Zero Administration Package file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

These are deployment files for windows applications. Usually used to publish non-MSI (.MSI) apps to users. ZAP files store plain text and contain details regarding the application name, the number of the program’s version, the program file to run, the information about publishers, and some other information as well. With these files, EXE programs can be published to users even if there is no available MSI installer. You can create and modify ZAP files in text editing programs. To make a .TXT file a ZAP file, you just need to change the extension to ".zap", when you’re are finished with the text.    

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

zap file icon
File Type:
Zero Administration Package File
Settings Files

How to open ZAP file?

Double click the zap file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .zap extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the zap extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the zap file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ZAP files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the zap file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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