ZDP File Extension

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Avery DesignPro Label Format
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What is ZDP file?

ZDP is a file extension commonly associated with Avery DesignPro Label Format files. Avery Dennison defined the Avery DesignPro Label Format format standard. ZDP file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with ZDP extension are categorized as Layout Files files. The Layout Files subset comprises 137 various file formats. DesignPro is by far the most used program for working with ZDP files.

Programs which support ZDP file extension

Programs that can handle ZDP files are as follows. Files with ZDP 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 ZDP file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZDP extension?

Being unable to open files with ZDP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ZDP 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 DesignPro

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZDP files is that no program that can handle ZDP files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install DesignPro. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZDP 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 DesignPro website and download the installer.

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

You still cannot access ZDP files although DesignPro 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. This can be one of the causes why ZDP files are not compatible with DesignPro. The most recent version of DesignPro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Avery DesignPro Label Format files with DesignPro

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the ZDP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where DesignPro is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZDP files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZDP file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 ZDP extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ZDP is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ZDP file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

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

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

If you obtained the problematic ZDP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with ZDP 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Avery DesignPro Label Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open DesignPro

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ZDP 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 Avery DesignPro Label Format file. It may be the case that the ZDP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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