ACU File Extension

ACU file icon
Machine Independent COBOL Object
  • Developer
    Micro Focus International plc
  • Popularity
    4 (1 votes)

What is ACU file?

ACU is a file extension commonly associated with Machine Independent COBOL Object files. Machine Independent COBOL Object format was developed by Micro Focus International plc. ACU files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ACU file format, along with 992 other file formats, belongs to the Developer Files category. The most popular software that supports ACU files is ACUCOBOL-GT. On the official website of Micro Focus International plc developer not only will you find detailed information about theACUCOBOL-GT software, but also about ACU and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ACU file extension

The following listing features ACU-compatible programs. ACU files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ACU file

How to open file with ACU extension?

Being unable to open files with ACU extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Machine Independent COBOL Object files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ACU files.

Step 1. Install ACUCOBOL-GT software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ACU files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ACUCOBOL-GT and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ACUCOBOL-GT website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of ACUCOBOL-GT and update if needed

If the problems with opening ACU files still occur even after installing ACUCOBOL-GT, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ACUCOBOL-GT is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that ACUCOBOL-GT cannot handle files with ACU may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of ACUCOBOL-GT is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign ACUCOBOL-GT to ACU files

If you have the latest version of ACUCOBOL-GT installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ACU on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the ACU file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where ACUCOBOL-GT is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ACU files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ACU file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select ACUCOBOL-GT and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ACU extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the ACU for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ACU file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The ACU may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ACU is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the ACU file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with ACU extension is complete and error-free

If the ACU file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the ACU file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Machine Independent COBOL Object file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ACUCOBOL-GT

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ACU extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Machine Independent COBOL Object files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ACU files affecting older versions of given software.

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