EAZ File Extension

EAZ file icon
ArcGIS Explorer Add-in Format
  • Developer
    ESRI
  • Popularity
    3.5 (4 votes)

What is EAZ file?

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 which support EAZ file extension

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.

Programs that support EAZ file

How to open file with EAZ extension?

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.

Step 1. Download and install ArcGIS Explorer

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.

Step 2. Check the version of ArcGIS Explorer and update if needed

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.

Step 3. Associate ArcGIS Explorer Add-in Format files with ArcGIS Explorer

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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the EAZ file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ArcGIS Explorer installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open EAZ files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected EAZ file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with EAZ extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the EAZ file is complete and free of 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 EAZ file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

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.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ArcGIS Explorer

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.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

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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