ECS File Extension

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Sony Ericsson Phone Backup Format

What is ECS file?

Full format name of files that use ECS extension is Sony Ericsson Phone Backup Format. Sony Ericsson Phone Backup Format specification was created by Sony Ericsson. Files with ECS extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with ECS extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 202 various file formats. Users are advised to use WinZip software for managing ECS files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named WinZip was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ECS files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ECS file extension

The following listing features ECS-compatible programs. Files with ECS 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 ECS file

How to open file with ECS extension?

Problems with accessing ECS may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ECS files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the WinZip

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ECS files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install WinZip or one to the listed programs: WinRAR. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading WinZip installed is by going to developer’s website (WinZip Computing, S.L.) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

If you already have WinZip installed on your systems and ECS files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why ECS files are not compatible with WinZip. The latest version of WinZip should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Sony Ericsson Phone Backup Format files with WinZip

After installing WinZip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ECS files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the ECS with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where WinZip is installed, check the Always use this app to open ECS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ECS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select WinZip and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ECS extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the ECS 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 ECS file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The ECS may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ECS is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ECS file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ECS file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with ECS extension is complete and error-free

If the ECS 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ECS extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Sony Ericsson Phone Backup Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle WinZip

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ECS extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Sony Ericsson Phone Backup Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the ECS files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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