TAP File Type- The quick facts
What are TAP files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a TAP file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a TAP file?
TAP files have multiple uses, and C16 Tape image format is one of them.
C16 Tape image format
We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
How to open TAP files
Important: Different programs may use files with the TAP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your TAP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different TAP openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: July 13, 2020
More file formats using the TAP extensionThrough our research of TAP files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.
C64 Tape image
EP128Emu tape image
Jupiter Ace Tape image
KC85 Tape image
MAME TACO tape image
Microbee tape image
Oric Tape image
TAP (Tencent) bitmap
uBee512 tape image
Warajevo Tape image format
ZX Spectrum Tape image
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of TAP files. Remember, different programs may use TAP files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.