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EKX File Extension

3DS Pokémon Encrypted Saved Data Format

What is EKX file?

EKX filename suffix is mostly used for 3DS Pokémon Encrypted Saved Data Format files. EKX file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. EKX file format, along with 1460 other file formats, belongs to the Game Files category. PKHeX is by far the most used program for working with EKX files.

Programs which support EKX file extension

The following listing features EKX-compatible programs. Files with EKX 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 EKX file

Windows Windows

Updated: 09/17/2021

How to open file with EKX extension?

Being unable to open files with EKX extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with EKX 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 EKX files.

Step 1. Install PKHeX software

Install software to open EKX file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EKX files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the PKHeX 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. The safest method of downloading PKHeX installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension EKXIf you already have PKHeX installed on your systems and EKX 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 The reason that PKHeX cannot handle files with EKX may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of PKHeX should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open EKX files to PKHeX

After installing PKHeX (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EKX files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with EKX file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the EKX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the PKHeX installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open EKX files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with EKX file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with EKX extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with EKX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the EKX for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the EKX file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check EKX file for viruses
1. Check the EKX file for viruses or malware

If the EKX 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. If the scanner detected that the EKX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic EKX 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 EKX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open PKHeX

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support EKX files. Close all running programs and try opening the EKX file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with 3DS Pokémon Encrypted Saved Data Format file. It may be the case that the EKX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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