E02 File Extension

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ArcInfo Export
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What is E02 file?

E02 is a file extension commonly associated with ArcInfo Export files. Esri defined the ArcInfo Export format standard. E02 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with E02 extension are categorized as GPS&GIS Files files. The GPS&GIS Files subset comprises 109 various file formats. The software recommended for managing E02 files is ArcInfo. Software named ArcInfo was created by Esri. In order to find more detailed information on the software and E02 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support E02 file extension

Programs that can handle E02 files are as follows. Files with E02 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.

Programs that support E02 file

Windows Windows

How to open file with E02 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening E02 files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with E02 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.

Step 1. Download and install ArcInfo

Problems with opening and working with E02 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with E02 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the ArcInfo developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support E02 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download ArcInfo installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Esri website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of ArcInfo

If the problems with opening E02 files still occur even after installing ArcInfo, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ArcInfo is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why E02 files are not compatible with ArcInfo. The latest version of ArcInfo should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate ArcInfo Export files with ArcInfo

After installing ArcInfo (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open E02 files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the E02 file
  • 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 ArcInfo is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open E02 files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected E02 file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with E02 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the E02 for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper E02 file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the E02 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the E02 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 E02 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the E02 file’s structure is intact

If the E02 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 E02 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ArcInfo Export file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle ArcInfo

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support E02 files. Close all running programs and try opening the E02 file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with ArcInfo Export files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the E02 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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