ZBP File Extension

ZBP file icon
Boardmaker Board Package
  • Developer
    DynaVox Mayer-Johnson
  • Category
    Document Files
  • Popularity
    3.5 (2 votes)

What is ZBP file?

ZBP is a file extension commonly associated with Boardmaker Board Package files. Boardmaker Board Package format was developed by DynaVox Mayer-Johnson. Files with ZBP extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ZBP file format, along with 574 other file formats, belongs to the Document Files category. The most popular software that supports ZBP files is Boardmaker. Software named Boardmaker was created by DynaVox Mayer-Johnson. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ZBP files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZBP file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZBP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ZBP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ZBP 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 ZBP files.

Step 1. Download and install Boardmaker

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZBP files is that no program that can handle ZBP files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Boardmaker. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Boardmaker installed is by going to developer’s website (DynaVox Mayer-Johnson) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Boardmaker to the latest version

You still cannot access ZBP files although Boardmaker 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. The reason that Boardmaker cannot handle files with ZBP may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Boardmaker should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Boardmaker Board Package files with Boardmaker

After installing Boardmaker (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ZBP files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ZBP file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Boardmaker installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ZBP files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZBP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ZBP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

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

If the ZBP is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the ZBP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. ZBP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the ZBP file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic ZBP 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ZBP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system 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 Boardmaker

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ZBP files. Close all running programs and try opening the ZBP file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Boardmaker Board Package files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ZBP files affecting older versions of given software.

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