The File Extensions Database


.SNAP File Extension

  • Developer by: Erik Kunze
  • Category: Emulator Files

What is an .SNAP file?

.SNAP is ZX Spectrum emulator Mirage Microdrive snapshot

The snap file extension is associated with the Mirage Microdrive snapshot format used by some ZX Spectrum emulators.

ZX Spectrum was popular 8-bit computer family developed by Sinclair Research.

The Microdrive was magnetic tape data storage for ZX Spectrum computers.

The snap file stores data snapshot from Mirage Microdrive.


How to open:

Use XZX-Pro to open *.snap files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .snap file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with SNAP files

  • Associate the SNAP file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SNAP file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SNAP files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SNAP file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .SNAP is ZX Spectrum emulator Mirage Microdrive snapshot. Because only the current version supports the latest SNAP file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Erik Kunze manufacturer website after an available .SNAP is ZX Spectrum emulator Mirage Microdrive snapshot update.
  • To make sure that your SNAP file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.