Full format name of files that use E01 extension is EnCase Image Format. EnCase Image Format specification was created by Guidance Software. Files with E01 extension may be used by programs distributed for , Windows platform. E01 file format, along with 195 other file formats, belongs to the Disk Image Files category. Users are advised to use EnCase EDiscovery software for managing E01 files, although 4 other programs can also handle this type of file.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support E01 files. Files with E01 extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Being unable to open files with E01 extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with E01 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening E01 files is that no program that can handle E01 files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install EnCase EDiscovery or one to the listed programs: Mount Image Pro, EnCase Cybersecurity, SmartMount. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit EnCase EDiscovery website and download the installer.
You still cannot access E01 files although EnCase EDiscovery is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that EnCase EDiscovery cannot handle files with E01 may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of EnCase EDiscovery should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate E01 files with latest version of EnCase EDiscovery you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
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Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the E01 file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the E01 file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the E01 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If the E01 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. When downloading the file with E01 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the EnCase Image Format 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 E01 extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with EnCase Image Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle E01 files.
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