E4A is a file extension commonly associated with Encrypt4all Archive files. Encrypt4all Archive format was developed by Encrypt4all. Files with E4A extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with E4A extension are categorized as Encoded Files files. The Encoded Files subset comprises 76 various file formats. The most popular software that supports E4A files is Encrypt4all.
Programs that can handle E4A files are as follows. E4A files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing E4A may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with E4A files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. 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 E4A files is that no program that can handle E4A files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Encrypt4all. 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 Encrypt4all website and download the installer.
You still cannot access E4A files although Encrypt4all 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. If you have an older version of Encrypt4all installed, it may not support E4A format. The latest version of Encrypt4all should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
After installing Encrypt4all (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open E4A files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
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 E4A file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the E4A is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the E4A file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. E4A file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the E4A file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the E4A file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Encrypt4all Archive file.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open E4A files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Encrypt4all Archive files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the E4A files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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