Files with zap extension can be typically found as settings for the Windows Installer tool. Contains various metadata for the installation purposes.

There are 4 other file types using
the ZAP file extension!

empty icon.zap - FileWrangler archive

zap icon.zap - ZoneAlarm Pro data

empty icon.zap - WinTOTAL report

empty icon.zap - Rebel Software Installation Manager data

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ZAP file extension - Microsoft Windows software installation settings

What is zap file? How to open zap files?

File extension zap is primarily related to Microsoft Windows and used for a special settings files used in Windows Installer service.

This type of zap file (also known as Zero Administration Package) contains instructions and metadata for installing a specific Windows software program.

It may include the name of the program, the version number, the publisher, and other relevant information. It is stored in simple text file format.

Updated: August 3, 2022

The default software associated to open zap file:

Windows Installer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoWindows Installer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Installer is installation and configuration service included in the Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 as well as Windows Server family. Windows Installer provides standard format for Windows component management.

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open:

You can probably open and edit these settins files using any text editor, however this may break and corrupt the installation so it is not advised.

How to convert:

This file type is not meant to be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .zap 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 zap file, edit zap file, convert zap file, view zap file, play zap file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 zap files.

Software that open zap file - Microsoft Windows software installation settings

Programs supporting the exension zap on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open zap file action.

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