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ECW file format description

ECW file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with ECW 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 ECW 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 ECW files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 EclipseCrossword CrossWord Puzzle

The ECW file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with EclipseCrossword, serving as an EclipseCrossword CrossWord Puzzle. EclipseCrossword is a free application that makes creating crossword puzzles easy. Visit the website of EclipseCrossword for a detailed description of the ECW format.

Application:EclipseCrossword
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

EclipseCrossword CrossWord Puzzle related extensions

  • ewl EclipseCrossword Word List File

#2 Enhanced Compression Wavelet

The ECW file is an Enhanced Compression Wavelet data. It is an open standard wavelet compression image format developed by Earth Resource (ER) Mapping. ER Mapper is a geospatial imagery processing application.

Application:ER Mapper Image Compressor
Category:GIS files
Mime-type:image/ecw
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Enhanced Compression Wavelet related extensions

  • los NADCON Longitude Seconds Data
  • len ERDAS Imagine Lens Flare Data
  • sos SOSI Spatial Data
  • gst MapInfo Geoset

#3 Ensoniq AudioPCI Waveset Data

The ECW file is categorized under Audio. It is associated with Ensoniq AudioPCI Tools, serving as an Ensoniq AudioPCI Waveset Data. The Ensoniq AudioPCI is a PCI-based sound card released in 1997. Visit the website of Ensoniq AudioPCI Tools for a detailed description of the ECW format.

Application:Ensoniq AudioPCI Tools
Category:Audio files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Ensoniq AudioPCI Waveset Data related extensions

  • flac Free Lossless Audio Codec File
  • xa Sony Playstation XA Audio
  • fti FamiTracker Instruments Data
  • dtsma DTS-HD Master Audio

#4 EasyCAD for Windows Drawing

The ECW file is categorized under Document. It is associated with FastCAD, serving as a EasyCAD for Windows Drawing. EasyCAD is the quick and competent 2d drafting tool, with limited 3d display capabilities. Visit the website of FastCAD for a detailed description of the ECW format.

Application:FastCAD
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

EasyCAD for Windows Drawing related extensions

  • fc7 FastCAD v7 Drawing
  • fcd FastCAD for DOS Drawing
  • fcw FastCAD for Windows Drawing

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The ECW filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to ECW:

Windows can't open your ECW 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 ECW file.

To set the ECW 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 ECW file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle ECW files with care

Exercise caution when handling ECW 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 ECW files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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