ECX File Extension

ECX file icon
ECCO Corrupted Database Format
  • Developer
    NetManage
  • Popularity
    3.2 (4 votes)

What is ECX file?

ECX is a file extension commonly associated with ECCO Corrupted Database Format files. ECCO Corrupted Database Format specification was created by NetManage. Files with ECX extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ECX file format, along with 341 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. ECCO Pro is by far the most used program for working with ECX files.

Programs which support ECX file extension

The following listing features ECX-compatible programs. ECX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ECX file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ECX extension?

Problems with accessing ECX may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with ECX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the ECCO Pro

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ECX files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ECCO Pro and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ECX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download ECCO Pro installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of ECCO Pro and update if needed

If the problems with opening ECX files still occur even after installing ECCO Pro, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ECCO Pro is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of ECCO Pro installed, it may not support ECX format. The most recent version of ECCO Pro is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ECX files to ECCO Pro

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ECX files with latest version of ECCO Pro 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.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the ECX 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 ECCO Pro is installed, check the Always use this app to open ECX files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ECX file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select ECCO Pro and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ECX extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the ECX for 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 ECX file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the ECX 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. ECX file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the ECX file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with ECX extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ECCO Pro

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ECX files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 ECCO Corrupted Database Format files. It may be the case that the ECX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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