>> ECW file

ECW file format description

Many people share .ecw files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .ecw file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .ecw files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.ecw - Enhanced Compression Wavelet

The ECW gis files are related to ER Mapper Image Compressor. 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.

ER Mapper Image Compressor
GIS files
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Enhanced Compression Wavelet related extensions:
Cadcorp SIS Shared Dataset
AGPS-Shape Pro Profile Data
AGPS-Shape Pro Data Point
AGPS-Shape Pro Control Points Data
AGPS-Shape Pro Ground Surface
Sygic Drive POI Database

.ecw - EasyCAD for Windows Drawing

The ECW document files are related to FastCAD. ECW file is a EasyCAD for Windows Drawing. EasyCAD is the quick and competent 2d drafting tool, with limited 3d display capabilities.

Document files
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EasyCAD for Windows Drawing related extensions:
FastCAD v7 Drawing
FastCAD for DOS Drawing
FastCAD for Windows Drawing

Naturally, other applications may also use the .ecw file extension. Even harmful programs can create .ecw files. Be especially cautious with .ecw files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .ecw 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.

The .ecw file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cw, ewc, ec, scw, fcw, esw, edw, ece, eca, dcw, rcw, efw, ecs, ecd

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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