TAPE File Extension

TAPE file icon
TapeCalc Tape Format

What is TAPE file?

TAPE is a file extension commonly associated with TapeCalc Tape Format files. Files with TAPE extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. TAPE file format, along with 4896 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. TapeCalc is by far the most used program for working with TAPE files. On the official website of SourceForge.net developer not only will you find detailed information about theTapeCalc software, but also about TAPE and other supported file formats.

Programs which support TAPE file extension

The following listing features TAPE-compatible programs. Files with TAPE extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support TAPE file

Windows Windows

Updated: 06/01/2020

How to open file with TAPE extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening TAPE files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to TapeCalc Tape Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with TAPE files.

Step 1. Get the TapeCalc

Install software to open TAPE file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports TAPE files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install TapeCalc. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download TapeCalc installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit SourceForge.net website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of TapeCalc and update if needed

Update software that support file extension TAPEIf you already have TapeCalc installed on your systems and TAPE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of TapeCalc installed, it may not support TAPE format. The latest version of TapeCalc should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign TapeCalc to TAPE files

If you have the latest version of TapeCalc installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage TAPE on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with TAPE file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the TAPE file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the TapeCalc installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open TAPE files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with TAPE file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the TAPE file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with TAPE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the TAPE file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the TAPE file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check TAPE file for viruses
1. Check the TAPE file for viruses or malware

If the TAPE is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the TAPE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the TAPE file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the TAPE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with TAPE extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the TapeCalc Tape Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open TapeCalc

If the systems has insufficient resources to open TAPE files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with TapeCalc Tape Format files. It may be the case that the TAPE files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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