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 extension

Through 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.

WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
MyEditor ApplicationMyEditor ApplicationUser submitted
BobCAD CAMBobCAD CAMUser submitted
C64 ForeverC64 ForeverUser submitted
Spectaculator ZX Spectrum EmulatorSpectaculator ZX Spectrum EmulatorUser submitted
T-Shirt Factory DeluxeT-Shirt Factory DeluxeUser submitted
RecPlayRecPlayUser submitted
Wings xpWings xpUser submitted
T-Shirt FactoryT-Shirt FactoryUser submitted