EIT File Extension

EIT file icon
Microsoft Encarta Database Update
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
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    5 (1 votes)

What is EIT file?

Full format name of files that use EIT extension is Microsoft Encarta Database Update. Microsoft Encarta Database Update specification was created by Microsoft Corporation. EIT files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. EIT file format, along with 353 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular software that supports EIT files is Microsoft Encarta. Microsoft Encarta software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about EIT files or the Microsoft Encarta software program.

Programs which support EIT file extension

The following listing features EIT-compatible programs. Files with EIT 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.

Programs that support EIT file

How to open file with EIT extension?

Problems with accessing EIT may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with EIT 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.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Encarta

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EIT files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Encarta developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Encarta installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Encarta to the latest version

If you already have Microsoft Encarta installed on your systems and EIT files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Microsoft Encarta cannot handle files with EIT may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Encarta is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Encarta to EIT files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Encarta installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage EIT on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the EIT with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Encarta is installed, check the Always use this app to open EIT files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with EIT extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Microsoft Encarta and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with EIT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the EIT is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the EIT file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the EIT is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. EIT file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the EIT file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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 EIT extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Encarta Database Update file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Encarta

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EIT files. Close all running programs and try opening the EIT 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 Microsoft Encarta Database Update files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with EIT files affecting older versions of given software.

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