How to open a file with .ZAP extension?

File Type : Unknown Apple II File (found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom)
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

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What is .ZAP file extension?

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.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open ZAPfiles:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Group Policy Management Console
  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Other Text Editor