ZOM File Extension

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Zoom Compressed Amiga Format Archive
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    Archive Files
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What is ZOM file?

ZOM filename suffix is mostly used for Zoom Compressed Amiga Format Archive files. ZOM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS. Files with ZOM extension are categorized as Archive Files files. The Archive Files subset comprises 619 various file formats. The Unarchiver is by far the most used program for working with ZOM files. Software named The Unarchiver was created by Dag ?gren/WAHa.06x36. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ZOM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZOM file extension

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

Programs that support ZOM file

How to open file with ZOM extension?

Being unable to open files with ZOM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ZOM 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.

Step 1. Download and install The Unarchiver

Problems with opening and working with ZOM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZOM files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install The Unarchiver. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading The Unarchiver installed is by going to developer’s website (Dag ?gren/WAHa.06x36) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of The Unarchiver and update if needed

If the problems with opening ZOM files still occur even after installing The Unarchiver, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of The Unarchiver is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that The Unarchiver cannot handle files with ZOM may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of The Unarchiver is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Zoom Compressed Amiga Format Archive files with The Unarchiver

If you have the latest version of The Unarchiver installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ZOM on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ZOM file open the file menu and choose 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 ZOM extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the ZOM file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ZOM file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the ZOM 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 ZOM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the ZOM 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 ZOM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Zoom Compressed Amiga Format Archive file.

4. Check whether your system can handle The Unarchiver

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ZOM 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 Zoom Compressed Amiga Format Archive file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZOM files.

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