What is a .ZAP File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .zap extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .zap file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ZAP file?

The file extension .ZAP is from Zero Administration Package File.The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. This file belongs to the text format and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .zap file on 1 platform.

How to open a .ZAP file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .ZAP file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Notepad software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ZAP 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: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Notepad software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .ZAP file?

If you are still unable to open the .ZAP file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .ZAP file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .zap – CursorArts, .zap – Check Point Software Technologies. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .ZAP file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows.