EFW is a file extension commonly associated with Renamed Zip Or Executable Format files. Renamed Zip Or Executable Format specification was created by Computer Associates. Files with EFW extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with EFW extension are categorized as Compressed Files files. The Compressed Files subset comprises 202 various file formats. The most popular program for handling EFW files is WinZip, but users can choose among 6 different programs that support this file format. Software named WinZip was created by WinZip Computing, S.L.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and EFW files, check the developer’s official website.
The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support EFW files. Files with EFW extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.
Being unable to open files with EFW extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with EFW 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.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EFW files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install WinZip or one to the listed programs: WinAce, WinRAR, BOMArchiveHelper. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit WinZip website and download the installer.
You still cannot access EFW files although WinZip is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that WinZip cannot handle files with EFW may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of WinZip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing WinZip (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EFW 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
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the EFW file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the EFW file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the EFW file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If the EFW 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. When downloading the file with EFW extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Renamed Zip Or Executable Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with EFW extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Renamed Zip Or Executable Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with EFW files affecting older versions of given software.
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