Full format name of files that use EAZ extension is ArcGIS Explorer Add-in Format. ArcGIS Explorer Add-in Format format was developed by ESRI. EAZ files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with EAZ extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 136 various file formats. Users are advised to use ArcGIS Explorer software for managing EAZ files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Esri developer not only will you find detailed information about theArcGIS Explorer software, but also about EAZ and other supported file formats.
Programs that can handle EAZ files are as follows. Files with EAZ suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with EAZ extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with EAZ extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with EAZ files.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening EAZ files is that no program that can handle EAZ files is installed on user’s system. The most obvious solution is to download and install ArcGIS Explorer or one to the listed programs: Microsoft Visual Studio. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support EAZ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading ArcGIS Explorer installed is by going to developer’s website (Esri) and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access EAZ files although ArcGIS Explorer is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 EAZ files are not compatible with ArcGIS Explorer. The latest version of ArcGIS Explorer 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 EAZ files with latest version of ArcGIS Explorer you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
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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 EAZ file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the EAZ 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. EAZ file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the EAZ 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 EAZ 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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ArcGIS Explorer Add-in Format file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EAZ files. Close all running programs and try opening the EAZ file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ArcGIS Explorer Add-in Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle EAZ files.
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