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.zap File Extension

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
File type: Deployment File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .zap. Files with the file extension .zap can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .zap files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .zap file?

Files appended with the ZAP extension are also known as Zero Administration Package Files and are associated with Microsoft Windows. This file format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. They contain plain text, program specification and instructions, program file, version number, publisher and other optional information. They allow EXE programs to be deployed or published to users who have no MSI installer on a Microsoft Windows system. They are specifically used in Active Directory Domains and are installed using a Group Policy Object which allows access to programs and files. The system administrator provides users the ZAP applications locally on their computers. ZAP files are created and edited by using any text editor. They require two basic fields namely, the Application Name or Friendly Name and the Setup Command line. Users find the applications in the Add/Remove Programs list from the Windows Control Panel. ZAP files are restricted and not as flexible as MSI package files.

how to open a .zap file?

Launch a .zap file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .zap file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .zap files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .zap file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .zap file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .zap file association errors

applications that open a .zap file

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 is the newest release of Windows Server, formerly codenamed Windows Server 8. It is the server version of Windows 8 and the successor to Windows Server 2008 R2. This server brings Microsoft’s experience in structuring and operating public clouds to customers running the Windows Server platform. It can help users deliver and manage a cost-effective IT infrastructure, both physical and virtual. It gives a modern, flexible application platform for both today’s software applications and tomorrow’s hybrid cloud solutions. And it helps in providing users with access from almost anywhere and any device, giving them the flexibility to stay productive while on the go. This is the primary version of Windows Server having no support for Itanium-based computers since Windows NT 4.0. A developer preview (an initial release) was released on 9 September 2011 to MSDN subscribers. On March 1, 2012, the developer issued a public beta (build 8250). On April 17, 2012, they announced the product name would be Windows Server 2012 and on May 31, 2012, is the release candidate (RC) for Windows Server 2012. It was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012 and this software was in general available to customers starting on September 4, 2012 and worldwide through various channels in September 2012
Microsoft Notepad

Microsoft Notepad

Notepad is a basic text editor used to create plain documents. It is commonly used to view or edit text (.txt) files, and a simple tool for creating Web pages, and supports only the basic formatting in HTML documents. It also has a simple built-in logging function. Each time a file that initializes with .log is opened, the program inserts a text timestamp on the last line of the file. It accepts text from the Windows clipboard. This is helpful in stripping embedded font type and style codes from formatted text, such as when copying text from a Web page and pasting into an email message or other “What You See Is What You Get” text editor. The formatted text is temporarily pasted into Notepad, and then immediately copied again in stripped format to be pasted into the other program. Simple text editors like Notepad may be utilized to change text with markup, such as HTML. Early versions of Notepad offered only the most basic functions, such as finding text. Newer versions of Windows include an updated version of Notepad with a search and replace function (Ctrl + H), as well as Ctrl + F for search and similar keyboard shortcuts. It makes use of a built-in window class named edit. In older versions such as Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows 3.1, there is a 64k limit on the size of the file being edited, an operating system limit of the EDIT class.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .zap files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .zap. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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