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ZAP file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .zap file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .zap file?
  • What program do I need to open a .zap file?
  • How can the .zap file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .zap files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Windows Software Installation Settings

ZAP file is a Windows Software Installation Settings. A .zap file is a text file similar to an .ini file, which enables Windows to publish an application (for example, Setup.exe) for installation with Add or Remove Programs.
Application: Windows Installer
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
ZAP aliases:
ZAP related links:
ZAP related extensions:
Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

Microsoft Windows Installer Package

Microsoft Windows Installer Transform

Windows Installer Rollback Script

Microsoft Windows Installer Patch

InstallAnywhere.NET Project

Microsoft Windows Merge Module

Microsoft Windows Installer Data

Microsoft Cabinet File

Compressed Microsoft JPEG Image

Other types of files may also use the .zap file extension.

🚫 The .zap file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

azp, aap, zxp, zpa, za, sap, ap, zzp, zwp, zp, xap

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

ProSystem fx Engagement Binder Package
Apollo Advanced Playlist
Adobe Zip-based Creative Suite Extension
XACT Project File
WebSuite Active Page
ZX Spectrum ZX-Paintbrush Bitmap
Line of Sight: Vietnam Game Data
MultiView Configurable Pop-up Menu
Zepto Source Code
Atari SAP Music

🔴 Can't open a .zap file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .zap file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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