ZBB File Extension

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ZEMAX Black Box
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    ZEMAX Development Corporation
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What is ZBB file?

ZBB filename suffix is mostly used for ZEMAX Black Box files. ZEMAX Development Corporation defined the ZEMAX Black Box format standard. ZBB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. ZBB file format, along with 206 other file formats, belongs to the Encoded Files category. The software recommended for managing ZBB files is ZEMAX. On the official website of ZEMAX Development Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theZEMAX software, but also about ZBB and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ZBB file extension

The following listing features ZBB-compatible programs. ZBB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ZBB file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZBB extension?

Being unable to open files with ZBB extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ZBB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install ZEMAX software

Problems with opening and working with ZBB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZBB files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ZEMAX and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ZEMAX website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of ZEMAX

You still cannot access ZBB files although ZEMAX is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 ZEMAX installed, it may not support ZBB format. The latest version of ZEMAX should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate ZEMAX Black Box files with ZEMAX

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZBB files with latest version of ZEMAX you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ZBB 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 ZEMAX installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ZBB files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZBB 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 ZBB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ZBB 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 ZBB file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the ZBB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the ZBB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

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

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ZEMAX

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ZBB extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 ZEMAX Black Box file. It may be the case that the ZBB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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