EL file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.el - Echoview v1 File

The EL data files are related to Echoview. The EL file is an Echoview v1 File. Echoview is an application for analyzing and logging digital echogram data. Early versions of Echoview 1.x used .el as the extension for EV files.

Data files
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Echoview v1 File related extensions:
BioSonics DT-X Data
Echoview 3D Polyline Data
Echoview File
Echoview EV Backup File
Echoview Bathymetric Data
Echoview Color Scheme

.el - Emacs Lisp Code

The EL development files are related to Emacs. The EL file is an Emacs Lisp Code. GNU Emacs is an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

Development files
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Emacs Lisp Code related extensions:
Emacs Buffer Data
Emacs Lisp Compiled Bytecode
Emacs Lisp User Init
Emacs W86 Data

.el - SketchEl Molecule Data

The EL data files are related to SketchEl. The EL file is a SketchEl Molecule Data. SketchEl is an interactive chemical molecule sketching tool, and molecular spreadsheet data entry application.

Data files
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SketchEl Molecule Data related extensions:
SketchEl XML Datasheet

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

Can't open a .el 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 .el file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

dl, ei, em, eo, ep, fl, le, rl, sl, wl

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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HP-UX Shared Library
DRM Forward Lock
Electric Image

Operating systems

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