Files with ZXP extension are associated with Adobe Extension Manager, a software tool for managing plugins and extension for various Adobe products.
ZXP is a compressed installation archive used by Extension Manager for installing packages. Extension Manager also allows users to remove selected extensions, and version CS6 also supports exporting extension lists to XML files. Exported files can than be imported on a different machine. This method allows more centralized extension management for Adobe products.
ZXP files can be digitally signed if needed. Extension Manager automatically installs signed extension and ask the user for further instruction if no valid signature for given package is present.
ZXP files are supported in versions CS5 and later. Versions older than CS5 used MXP files instead of ZXP.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ZXP files. Files with ZXP suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ZXP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ZXP 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.
Problems with opening and working with ZXP files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZXP files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Adobe Extension Manager 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. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Adobe Extension Manager website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening ZXP files still occur even after installing Adobe Extension Manager, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe Extension Manager is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Adobe Extension Manager cannot handle files with ZXP may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Adobe Extension Manager should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZXP files with latest version of Adobe Extension Manager 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.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ZXP file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ZXP 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. If the scanner detected that the ZXP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the ZXP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 ZXP extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Extension Manager Package file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ZXP extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Extension Manager Package file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ZXP files affecting older versions of given software.
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