ZAB File Extension

ZAB file icon
Zipped Audio Book
  • Developer
    WinZip Computing, S.L.
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
    4 (2 votes)

What is ZAB file?

ZAB filename suffix is mostly used for Zipped Audio Book files. WinZip Computing, S.L. defined the Zipped Audio Book format standard. Files with ZAB extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. ZAB file belongs to the Archive Files category just like 619 other filename extensions listed in our database. VLC media player supports ZAB files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. On the official website of VideoLAN Project Team developer not only will you find detailed information about theVLC media player software, but also about ZAB and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ZAB file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ZAB files. ZAB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ZAB file

How to open file with ZAB extension?

Problems with accessing ZAB may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with ZAB extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install VLC media player software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZAB files is that no program that can handle ZAB files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing VLC media player or different compatible program, such as WinZip, WinZip Mac Edition. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZAB files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit VLC media player website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of VLC media player and update if needed

You still cannot access ZAB files although VLC media player is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why ZAB files are not compatible with VLC media player. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using VLC media player.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ZAB files to VLC media player

If you have the latest version of VLC media player installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ZAB on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the ZAB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where VLC media player is installed, check the Always use this app to open ZAB files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ZAB file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • 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 ZAB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ZAB 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 ZAB file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the ZAB file for viruses or malware

If the ZAB 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 ZAB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with ZAB extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic ZAB file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with ZAB 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Zipped Audio Book file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run VLC media player

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Zipped Audio Book files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZAB files.

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