ZEM File Extension

ZEM file icon
Zope External Editor
  • Developer
    Zope Foundation
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What is ZEM file?

ZEM is a file extension commonly associated with Zope External Editor files. Zope External Editor format was developed by Zope Foundation. ZEM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ZEM file format, along with 4332 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. Zope is by far the most used program for working with ZEM files. Zope software was developed by Zope Foundation, and on its official website you may find more information about ZEM files or the Zope software program.

Programs which support ZEM file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ZEM files. ZEM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ZEM file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZEM extension?

Problems with accessing ZEM may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Zope External Editor files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Zope

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZEM files is that no program that can handle ZEM files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Zope. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ZEM files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Zope installed is by going to developer’s website (Zope Foundation) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

You still cannot access ZEM files although Zope is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Zope installed, it may not support ZEM format. The latest version of Zope should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Zope to ZEM files

If you have the latest version of Zope installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ZEM 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ZEM 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 Zope installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ZEM files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZEM 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ZEM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the ZEM for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ZEM file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the ZEM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the ZEM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ZEM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with ZEM extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the ZEM file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 ZEM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Zope External Editor file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Zope

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Zope External Editor file. It may be the case that the ZEM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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