E01 file format description

E01 file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with E01 files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the E01 file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing E01 files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 EnCase Image

The E01 file is categorized under Disk Image. It is associated with EnCase, serving as an EnCase Image. EnCase is a suite digital forensics products by Guidance Software. The software comes in several forms designed for forensic, cyber security and e-discovery use. Visit the website of EnCase for a detailed description of the E01 format.

Category:Disk Image files
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EnCase Image related extensions

  • enpack EnCase Package
  • ewf EnCase Expert Witness Compression Format Data
  • ex01 EnCase v7 Image
  • hash EnCase Forensics Hash File

#2 ArcInfo ASCII Export

The E00 file is categorized under GIS. It is associated with ESRI ArcInfo, serving as an ArcInfo ASCII Export. ArcInfo is a complete and extensible geographic information system. Visit the website of ESRI ArcInfo for a detailed description of the E00 format.

Application:ESRI ArcInfo
Category:GIS files
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Aliases:e01, e02, e03, e04, e05, e06

ArcInfo ASCII Export related extensions

  • gbfs GeoBase Compressed Map Data
  • nmc ArcGIS Explorer Map Content
  • gsg ArcGIS Signature File
  • asa ESRI ArcScene Data

#3 Expert Witness Format Image

The EWF file is categorized under Disk Image. It is associated with IsoBuster, serving as an Expert Witness Format Image. EWF files are a type of disk image, a format category generally used to capture and "freeze" the contents and structure of storage devices Visit the website of IsoBuster for a detailed description of the EWF format.

Category:Disk Image files
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Aliases:e01, e02, e03, e04, e05, e06

Expert Witness Format Image related extensions

  • ewf Expert Witness Format Image
  • ibadr IsoBuster Address Data
  • ibdat IsoBuster Debug Dump Image
  • ibp IsoBuster Disk Layout

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Windows can't open your E01 file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this E01 file.

To set the E01 file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set E01 file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle E01 files with care

Exercise caution when handling E01 files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar E01 files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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