Full format name of files that use EI extension is Electric Image Image Format. EI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. EI file belongs to the Graphic Files category just like 524 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing EI files is XnView. Software named XnView was created by Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet. In order to find more detailed information on the software and EI files, check the developer’s official website.
Below is a table that list programs that support EI files. EI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Problems with accessing EI may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Electric Image Image Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with EI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with EI files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download XnView and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download XnView installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet website and download from their official repositories.
You still cannot access EI files although XnView 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 The reason that XnView cannot handle files with EI may be that the software is outdated.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 XnView.
After installing XnView (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EI files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the EI file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the EI 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. If the EI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If you obtained the problematic EI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the EI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EI files. Close all running programs and try opening the EI file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Electric Image Image Format files. It may be the case that the EI files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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