File Extension Library

.ZAP File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .ZAP file?

.ZAP file extension is created by Microsoft. .ZAP has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .ZAP file is Text.

.ZAP is Zero Administration Package File

Windows application deployment file often used in business environments to publish non-MSI (.MSI files) programs to users; contains plain text and specifies the name of the program, the program file to run, the version number, the publisher, and other optional information; allows .EXE programs to be published to users when no MSI installer is available; called a "Zero Administration Package" (ZAP) because it allows programs to be deployed to users without using administrative privileges on local computers.

ZAP applications are deployed in Windows using a Group Policy Object (GPO), which is an access control object that permits access to certain files and programs. Users for whom the administrator has provided access can use the ZAP published applications locally on their computers. For permitted users, the applications appear in the user's Add/Remove Programs list. Group Policy management is included as part of the Windows Server software.

You can create and edit ZAP files with any text editor. For example, you can create a plain text (.TXT) file in Microsoft Notepad and change the file extension to ".zap" when complete.

NOTE: ZAP files have limitations that traditional MSI installers do not. For example, ZAP files cannot assume elevated privileges for installing an application.

List of all softwares that can open the Zero Administration Package File
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Group Policy Management Console
Microsoft Notepad
File Type 2:

ZoneAlarm Pro Data File

Developer by: Check Point Software Technologies Category: Data Files

Data file used by Zone Alarm utilities; contains security information and settings referenced by the program; common ZAP files include alert.zap, email.zap, filter.zap, firewall.zap, programs.zap, and security.zap.

NOTE: Zone Labs is now part of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Zone Alarm Pro software is now available in multiple editions, including ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall, ZoneAlarm Antivirus, and ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite.

List of all softwares that can open the ZoneAlarm Pro Data File
ZoneAlarm Antivirus
ZoneAlarm Extreme Security
ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall
File Type 3:

FileWrangler Archive

Developer by: CursorArts Category: Compressed Files

File compressed or encrypted by FileWrangler, a file management program for Windows; can be used to rename or re-date groups of files, compress and expand files, view and extract .CAB archives, split large files across multiple disks, and locate files on a hard drive.

How to Open .ZAP file on different platforms

Open .ZAP File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ZAP
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ZAP file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ZAP files" Press "Ok"

Open .ZAP File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ZAP file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ZAP File on Linux

Right click on the .ZAP file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ZAP File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ZAP file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ZAP File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ZAP files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ZAP files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ZAP files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ZAP file format
  2. You need to check the .ZAP file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)