The most commonly used .tap file type: ZX Spectrum tape image
Have you had trouble opening the tap file on your computer? What are tap files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
Tap files can be often found as old copies or images of tapes for the ZX Spectrum computers by Sinclair Research.
TAP file represent a digital image of a cassette tape for the ZX Spectrum, a home computer released in the UK in the 1980s.
TAP format contains an exact copy of the data on the original cassette, including the software or games that were stored on it. This file format is commonly used in ZX Spectrum emulators, allowing users to play old Spectrum games on modern computers.
A portable emulator of ZX Spectrum
Files with tap file extension can also be found as editor files from Geopath CAD/CAM software.
Open tap file with software: Geopath
Files with tap file extension may also be found as embroidery designs for the Happy stitching and sewing machines.
Open tap file with software: Tap Tap Revenge
Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.
Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.
Every software listed in our database is verified and ve provide link to the developer or to the software own website, which should hopefuly be enough for you to download the most recent version of the program.