Full format name of files that use EKM extension is EXP Macro. EXP Macro specification was created by Symbol Dynamics. EKM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. EKM file format, along with 992 other file formats, belongs to the Developer Files category. The software recommended for managing EKM files is EXP. On the official website of Symbol Dynamics developer not only will you find detailed information about theEXP software, but also about EKM and other supported file formats.
Programs that can handle EKM files are as follows. Files with EKM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Being unable to open files with EKM extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with EKM files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with EKM files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EKM files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the EXP developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy 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 EXP website and download the installer.
If you already have EXP installed on your systems and EKM files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that EXP cannot handle files with EKM may be that the software is outdated.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 EXP.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate EKM files with latest version of EXP you have installed 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.
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If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the EKM file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the EKM is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. EKM file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If you obtained the problematic EKM 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. When downloading the file with EKM extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the EXP Macro 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 EKM extension. In this case close the other applications.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with EXP Macro files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle EKM files.
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