ZAR File Extension

ZAR file icon
Sony PlayStation 2 Audio
  • Developer
    Sony Corporation
  • Category
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is ZAR file?

ZAR filename suffix is mostly used for Sony PlayStation 2 Audio files. Sony Corporation defined the Sony PlayStation 2 Audio format standard. Files with ZAR extension may be used by programs distributed for platform. ZAR file belongs to the Game Files category just like 1274 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing ZAR files is Sony PlayStation 2. On the official website of Sony Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theSony PlayStation 2 software, but also about ZAR and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ZAR file extension

The following listing features ZAR-compatible programs. Files with ZAR 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 ZAR file

How to open file with ZAR extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ZAR files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ZAR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ZAR files.

Step 1. Install Sony PlayStation 2 software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ZAR files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Sony PlayStation 2 developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZAR 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 Sony PlayStation 2 website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Sony PlayStation 2 and update if needed

You still cannot access ZAR files although Sony PlayStation 2 is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Sony PlayStation 2 installed, it may not support ZAR format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Sony PlayStation 2.

Step 3. Associate Sony PlayStation 2 Audio files with Sony PlayStation 2

After installing Sony PlayStation 2 (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ZAR files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the ZAR 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 Sony PlayStation 2 is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZAR files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZAR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 ZAR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the ZAR for errors

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 ZAR file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the ZAR in question is not infected with a computer virus

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

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the ZAR file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with ZAR 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Sony PlayStation 2

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Sony PlayStation 2 Audio file. It may be the case that the ZAR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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