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Details of extension .ecw

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .ecw file?
  • Which program can create the .ecw file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .ecw format?
  • What can convert .ecw files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .ecw extension?
Enhanced Compression Wavelet .ecw file icon

Enhanced Compression Wavelet

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.
Category: GIS files
Program name: -
Mime-type: image/ecw
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Art Image
AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image
Windows Bitmap Image
CALS Compressed Bitmap
CorelDraw Drawing
Computer Graphics Metafile
Corel Photo-Paint Image
Windows Custom Cursor
Dr. Halo Bitmap Image
EasyCAD for Windows Drawing .ecw file icon

EasyCAD for Windows Drawing

ECW file is a EasyCAD for Windows Drawing. EasyCAD is the quick and competent 2d drafting tool, with limited 3d display capabilities.
Detailed description not available
Category: Document files
Application: FastCAD
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
FastCAD for Windows Drawing
FastCAD for DOS Drawing
FastCAD v7 Drawing

Other types of files may also use the .ecw file extension. If you have helpful information about .ecw extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Abbyy FineReader Compiled Dictionary
CardWorks Template
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Digital Chart of the World Data
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AGTEK Earthwork 3D Data
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Draft Choice for Windows Drawing

The .ecw filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

ecd (12), cw (1), scw (1), fcw (1), esw (1), edw (1), ece (1), eca (1), dcw (1), rcw (1), ewc (1), efw (1), ecs (1), ec (1)

Can't open a .ecw file?

If you want to open a .ecw file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .ecw association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.ecw

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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