EBCDIC file format description
Many people share .ebcdic files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ebcdic file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ebcdic files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.ebcdic - EBCDIC Encoded Data
EBCDIC file is an EBCDIC Encoded Data. Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC) is an eight-bit character encoding used mainly on IBM mainframe and IBM midrange computer operating systems.
- .ebcdic file format description:
- EBCDIC format description not yet available
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Naturally, other applications may also use the .ebcdic file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ebcdic files. Be especially cautious with .ebcdic files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .ebcdic file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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