What is a .TAP File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

Table of Contents

Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .tap extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .tap file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .TAP file?

The .TAP file extension stands for Commodore 64 Cassette Tape Image. The file is a disk image file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .tap file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .TAP file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .TAP file on various operating systems.

How to open a .TAP file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .tap file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Fuse software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Fuse.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .TAP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Fuse software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .TAP file on Mac

To open the .tap file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Fuse software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .TAP file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Fuse software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .TAP file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .tap file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Fuse software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Fuse software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .TAP file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Fuse software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .TAP file?

If you are still unable to open the .TAP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .TAP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .tar – Jean-loup Gailly, .tar.bz2 – The GNU Project, .tar.gz – The GNU Project, .tar.gz2 – Misnamed BZ2 Tarball, .tar.lz – Lzip Compressed Tarball. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .TAP file with the Fuse program on Windows, Fuse program on Mac and Fuse software on Linux.