ZMF File Extension

ZMF file icon
Zoner Metafile
  • Developer
    ZONER, Inc.
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is ZMF file?

ZMF filename suffix is mostly used for Zoner Metafile files. Zoner Metafile format was developed by ZONER, Inc.. Files with ZMF extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ZMF file belongs to the Graphic Files category just like 524 other filename extensions listed in our database. Zoner Photo Studio supports ZMF files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Software named Zoner Photo Studio was created by ZONER, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ZMF files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZMF file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ZMF files. Files with ZMF 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 ZMF file

How to open file with ZMF extension?

Being unable to open files with ZMF extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ZMF extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Zoner Photo Studio software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ZMF files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Zoner Photo Studio or one to the listed programs: XnView, Zoner Draw. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Zoner Photo Studio installed is by going to developer’s website (ZONER, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Zoner Photo Studio to the latest version

If you already have Zoner Photo Studio installed on your systems and ZMF files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of Zoner Photo Studio installed, it may not support ZMF format. The most recent version of Zoner Photo Studio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ZMF files to Zoner Photo Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZMF files with latest version of Zoner Photo Studio 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ZMF 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 Zoner Photo Studio is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZMF files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ZMF extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ZMF extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ZMF is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ZMF file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ZMF 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. ZMF file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the ZMF file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. If the ZMF file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Zoner Metafile file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Zoner Photo Studio

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

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 Zoner Metafile file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ZMF files affecting older versions of given software.

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