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.
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.
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.
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.
If the problems with opening ACU files still occur even after installing ACUCOBOL-GT, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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 The reason that ACUCOBOL-GT cannot handle files with ACU may be that the software is outdated.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.
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
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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