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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 ECS file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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