How to open TAP file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

TAP files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing TAP file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with TAP extension. However, it should be remembered that TAP file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Commodore 64 Cassette Tape Image but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning TAP files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with TAP extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Commodore 64 Cassette Tape Image

    .tap file extension

    Category: Disk Image (ISO) Files

    OS Software
    Windows CCS CCS
    C64 Forever C64 Forever
    Spectrum 128K Spectrum 128K
    UnrealSpeccy UnrealSpeccy
    Zephyr Zephyr
    MAC OS Power64 Power64
    Vice Vice
  • Tap Tap Revenge Tap Format

    .tap file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows Tap Maker Tap Maker
    TapCreator TapCreator
    Transfer to an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch Transfer to an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch
    MAC OS Tap Maker Tap Maker
    Transfer to an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch Transfer to an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from TAP files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning TAP extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning TAP extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the TAP file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports TAP file extension
  • TAP file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with TAP files


If TAP file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a TAP file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open TAP file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing TAP in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit TAP format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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