How to open ZAP file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

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

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

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

  • ZoneAlarm Pro Data Format

    .zap file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows ZoneAlarm Antivirus 2010 ZoneAlarm Antivirus 2010
    ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 2010 ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 2010
    ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2010 ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2010
  • Microsoft Windows Software Installation Settings Format

    .zap file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Windows Installer Microsoft Windows Installer
    Edit with a text editor Edit with a text editor
  • .zap file extension

    Category: Archive Files

    OS Software
    Windows CursorArts FileWrangler CursorArts FileWrangler

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

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from ZAP 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 ZAP extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning ZAP 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 ZAP 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 ZAP file extension
  • ZAP 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 ZAP files


If ZAP 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 ZAP 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 ZAP 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 ZAP 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 ZAP 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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