A snap file extension is related to the XZX-Pro and other emulators of ZX Spectrum computers. A snap file stores snapshot from Microdrive.

There are 2 other file types using
the SNAP file extension!

empty icon.snap - LittleSnapper snap

empty icon.snap - Snappy package

Detailed description

Software that open snap file

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SNAP file extension - ZX Spectrum emulator Mirage Microdrive snapshot

What is snap file? How to open snap files?

File type specification:

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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.

The default software associated to open snap file:

XZX-Pro icon

XZX-Pro  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Erik Kunze

XZX-Pro is a portable emulator of ZX Spectrum 48K/128K/+3 and Spectrum clones, for machines running UNIX and the X Window system.

Help 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.

Related links:

World of Spectrum - Archives, Emulators, Utilities, Documents, all about Sinclair ZX Spectrum

List of software applications associated to the .snap file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open snap file, edit snap file, convert snap file, view snap file, play snap file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting snap files.

Software that open snap file - ZX Spectrum emulator Mirage Microdrive snapshot

Programs supporting the exension snap on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about XZX-Pro for open snap file action.


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