ZPL File Extension

ZPL file icon
Zune Playlist
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.2 (4 votes)

What is ZPL file?

Full format name of files that use ZPL extension is Zune Playlist. Zune Playlist format was developed by Microsoft. ZPL file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. ZPL file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 704 other filename extensions listed in our database. Zune is by far the most used program for working with ZPL files. Software named Zune was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ZPL files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZPL file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with ZPL extension?

Problems with accessing ZPL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Zune Playlist files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Zune

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ZPL files is that no program that can handle ZPL files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the Zune developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Zune installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

You still cannot access ZPL files although Zune 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. This can be one of the causes why ZPL files are not compatible with Zune. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Zune.

Step 3. Associate Zune Playlist files with Zune

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZPL files with latest version of Zune you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ZPL file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Zune installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ZPL files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the ZPL is not faulty

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 ZPL file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the ZPL file for viruses or malware

If the ZPL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the ZPL file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic ZPL 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 ZPL 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Zune

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ZPL files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 Zune Playlist file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZPL files.

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