EI File Extension

EI file icon
Electric Image Image Format
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    4 (2 votes)

What is EI file?

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.

Programs which support EI file extension

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.

Programs that support EI file

Windows Windows

How to open file with EI extension?

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.

Step 1. Download and install XnView

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.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of XnView

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 The reason that XnView cannot handle files with EI may be that the software is outdated.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.

Step 3. Associate Electric Image Image Format files with 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

  • Right-click the EI file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where XnView is installed, check the Always use this app to open EI files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with EI extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with EI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the EI file is complete and free of errors

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.

1. Check the EI file for viruses or malware

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.

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

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.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

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.

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 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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