ZAK File Extension

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Sight Survey Job
  • Developer
    Carlson Software
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (2 votes)

What is ZAK file?

ZAK is a file extension commonly associated with Sight Survey Job files. Sight Survey Job format was developed by Carlson Software. Files with ZAK extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ZAK file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4324 other filename extensions listed in our database. Sight Survey is by far the most used program for working with ZAK files. Software named Sight Survey was created by Carlson Software. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ZAK files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZAK file extension

Programs that can handle ZAK files are as follows. ZAK files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ZAK file

How to open file with ZAK extension?

Being unable to open files with ZAK extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ZAK files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install Sight Survey

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZAK files is that no program that can handle ZAK files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Sight Survey and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZAK 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 Sight Survey website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Sight Survey

If the problems with opening ZAK files still occur even after installing Sight Survey, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Sight Survey is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Sight Survey installed, it may not support ZAK format. The most recent version of Sight Survey is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Sight Survey to ZAK files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZAK files with latest version of Sight Survey you have installed 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

  • Right-click the ZAK file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Sight Survey is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZAK files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ZAK file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Sight Survey and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ZAK extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the ZAK is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ZAK file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The ZAK may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ZAK is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ZAK file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. ZAK file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic ZAK 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 ZAK extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Sight Survey

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Sight Survey Job files. It may be the case that the ZAK files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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