ZCT File Extension

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ZeitControl Terminal Program
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    ZeitControl cardsystems GmbH
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What is ZCT file?

ZCT is a file extension commonly associated with ZeitControl Terminal Program files. ZeitControl Terminal Program specification was created by ZeitControl cardsystems GmbH. Files with ZCT extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ZCT file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4349 other filename extensions listed in our database. BasicCard is by far the most used program for working with ZCT files. BasicCard software was developed by ZeitControl cardsystems GmbH, and on its official website you may find more information about ZCT files or the BasicCard software program.

Programs which support ZCT file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ZCT files. Files with ZCT suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ZCT file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZCT extension?

Problems with accessing ZCT may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with ZCT 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. Install BasicCard software

Problems with opening and working with ZCT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZCT files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the BasicCard developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download BasicCard installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit ZeitControl cardsystems GmbH website and download from their official repositories.

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

If the problems with opening ZCT files still occur even after installing BasicCard, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of BasicCard is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why ZCT files are not compatible with BasicCard. The most recent version of BasicCard is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ZCT files to BasicCard

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZCT files with latest version of BasicCard you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the ZCT file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where BasicCard is installed, check the Always use this app to open ZCT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ZCT file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select BasicCard and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ZCT extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the ZCT file is complete and free of 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 ZCT file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ZCT file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the ZCT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the ZCT 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. If the ZCT file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ZeitControl Terminal Program file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run BasicCard

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

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 ZeitControl Terminal Program file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZCT files.

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