ZBM File Extension

ZBM file icon
Zlib Compressed Bitmap
  • Developer
    Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is ZBM file?

ZBM filename suffix is mostly used for Zlib Compressed Bitmap files. Zlib Compressed Bitmap specification was created by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler. ZBM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Windows system platform. ZBM file belongs to the Graphic Files category just like 524 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ZBM files is zbmConvert, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support ZBM file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ZBM files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. ZBM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ZBM file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with ZBM extension?

Problems with accessing ZBM may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with ZBM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the zbmConvert

Problems with opening and working with ZBM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZBM files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing zbmConvert or different compatible program, such as Zlib. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZBM 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 zbmConvert website and download the installer.

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

If you already have zbmConvert installed on your systems and ZBM 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 zbmConvert installed, it may not support ZBM format. The most recent version of zbmConvert is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ZBM files to zbmConvert

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZBM files with latest version of zbmConvert 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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ZBM file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where zbmConvert is installed, check the Always use this app to open ZBM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZBM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ZBM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the ZBM 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 ZBM file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ZBM file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ZBM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the ZBM file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the ZBM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the ZBM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Zlib Compressed Bitmap file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle zbmConvert

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Zlib Compressed Bitmap files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZBM files.

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