Medadata files associated with BitTorrent tool can be saved with .ZED extension. ZED files are of the BitTorrent Metainfo format and are similar in structure to .Torrent files standardized by BitTorrent Inc. ZED metadata files are used by torrent clients uTorrent and BitTorrent and allow storing additional information for torrent files. ZED files as small in size, typically a few kilobytes. No detailed specification of documentation related to usage of ZED files by applications are available.
Programs that can handle ZED files are as follows. ZED files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ZED files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ZED files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZED files is that no program that can handle ZED files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing uTorrent or different compatible program, such as BitTorrent. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZED files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading uTorrent installed is by going to developer’s website (BitTorrent, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening ZED files still occur even after installing uTorrent, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of uTorrent is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ZED files are not compatible with uTorrent. The latest version of uTorrent should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing uTorrent (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ZED 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
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 ZED file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the ZED is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the ZED file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the ZED file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the ZED file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the BitTorrent Metainfo file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ZED extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with BitTorrent Metainfo files. It may be the case that the ZED files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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