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Informations about the ZAP filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .zap filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .zap file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

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.zap - Windows Software Installation Settings

The ZAP file is a Configuration file, which is connected to the Windows Software Installation Settings according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Windows Software Installation Settings (.zap) files can be opened or converted with the help of Windows Installer.

Format description:
ZAP format
Windows Installer
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Windows Installer Exported Database
Setup Information File
Microsoft Windows Installer Data
Microsoft Windows Installer Package
Microsoft Windows Merge Module
Microsoft Windows Installer Patch

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .zap file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .zap extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .zap files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .zap file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .zap file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .zap file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .zap file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .zap extension

The .zap filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .zap files.

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

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .zap file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .zap extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Apollo Advanced Playlist
Line of Sight: Vietnam Game Data
WebSuite Active Page
Vielklang Audio Metadata
ProSystem fx Engagement Binder Package
Dark Reign 2 Game Data

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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