ZS1 File Extension

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ZSNES Slot 1 Saved State Format
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What is ZS1 file?

Full format name of files that use ZS1 extension is ZSNES Slot 1 Saved State Format. ZSNES Slot 1 Saved State Format specification was created by ZSNES. ZS1 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Windows. ZS1 file format, along with 1275 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. ZSNES supports ZS1 files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 1 other tools may also be used. Software named ZSNES was created by ZSNES Development Team. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ZS1 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZS1 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open ZS1 files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with ZS1 suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ZS1 file

Windows Windows
Linux Linux

How to open file with ZS1 extension?

Being unable to open files with ZS1 extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ZS1 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. Install ZSNES software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ZS1 files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ZSNES and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download ZSNES installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit ZSNES Development Team website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update ZSNES to the latest version

If you already have ZSNES installed on your systems and ZS1 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that ZSNES cannot handle files with ZS1 may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ZSNES.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ZS1 files to ZSNES

After installing ZSNES (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ZS1 files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ZS1 file
  • 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 ZSNES is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZS1 files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ZS1 file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 ZS1 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the ZS1 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 ZS1 file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the ZS1 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the ZS1 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. ZS1 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the ZS1 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ZS1 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle ZSNES

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ZS1 files. Close all running programs and try opening the ZS1 file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ZSNES Slot 1 Saved State Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ZS1 files affecting older versions of given software.

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