EIA File Extension

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What is EIA file?

Full format name of files that use EIA extension is Excellon. EIA files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. EIA file belongs to the Document Files category just like 574 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports EIA files is Sublime Text. Sublime Text software was developed by Sublime HQ Pty Ltd, and on its official website you may find more information about EIA files or the Sublime Text software program.

Programs which support EIA file extension

Programs that can handle EIA files are as follows. EIA files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support EIA file

How to open file with EIA extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening EIA files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with EIA extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Sublime Text

Problems with opening and working with EIA files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with EIA files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Sublime Text. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support EIA files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Sublime Text installed is by going to developer’s website (Sublime HQ Pty Ltd) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Sublime Text to the latest version

If the problems with opening EIA files still occur even after installing Sublime Text, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Sublime Text is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why EIA files are not compatible with Sublime Text. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Sublime Text.

Step 3. Associate Excellon files with Sublime Text

If you have the latest version of Sublime Text installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage EIA on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the EIA file and choose 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 Sublime Text is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open EIA files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the EIA is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the EIA file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the EIA file for viruses or malware

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

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

If you obtained the problematic EIA file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with EIA 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. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Excellon file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Sublime Text

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Excellon file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with EIA files affecting older versions of given software.

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