ED2K File Extension

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EDonkey Download Link
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What is ED2K file?

ED2K is a file extension commonly associated with EDonkey Download Link files. EDonkey Download Link format was developed by eMule-Project.net. ED2K files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ED2K file belongs to the Web Files category just like 303 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ED2K files is eMule, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. eMule software was developed by eMule-Project.net, and on its official website you may find more information about ED2K files or the eMule software program.

Programs which support ED2K file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ED2K files. ED2K files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ED2K file

How to open file with ED2K extension?

Being unable to open files with ED2K extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to EDonkey Download Link files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ED2K files.

Step 1. Download and install eMule

Problems with opening and working with ED2K files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ED2K files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select eMule or one of the recommended programs (for example, aMule) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ED2K files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download eMule installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit eMule-Project.net website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of eMule and update if needed

You still cannot access ED2K files although eMule 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. The reason that eMule cannot handle files with ED2K may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using eMule.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ED2K files to eMule

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ED2K files with latest version of eMule you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the ED2K with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where eMule is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ED2K files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ED2K file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select eMule and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ED2K extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ED2K for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ED2K file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the ED2K in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the ED2K is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ED2K file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the ED2K file’s structure is intact

If the ED2K file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ED2K extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the EDonkey Download Link file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle eMule

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ED2K extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with EDonkey Download Link files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ED2K files.

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