ELE File Extension

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ZEMAX Element Drawing Settings
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What is ELE file?

ELE is a file extension commonly associated with ZEMAX Element Drawing Settings files. ZEMAX Element Drawing Settings format was developed by ZEMAX Development Corporation. ELE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. ELE file belongs to the Settings Files category just like 1100 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing ELE files is ZEMAX. ZEMAX software was developed by ZEMAX Development Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about ELE files or the ZEMAX software program.

Programs which support ELE file extension

Programs that can handle ELE files are as follows. Files with ELE suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support ELE file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ELE extension?

Problems with accessing ELE may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ELE files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the ZEMAX

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ELE files is that no program that can handle ELE files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ZEMAX and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download ZEMAX installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit ZEMAX Development Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

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

If you already have ZEMAX installed on your systems and ELE files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of ZEMAX installed, it may not support ELE format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ZEMAX.

Step 3. Assign ZEMAX to ELE files

After installing ZEMAX (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ELE 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

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the ELE file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ZEMAX installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ELE files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ELE 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 ELE extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ELE for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper ELE file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The ELE may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the ELE is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the ELE file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. ELE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

Did you receive the ELE file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 ELE 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.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ZEMAX Element Drawing Settings file.

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

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ELE files. Close all running programs and try opening the ELE 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 ZEMAX Element Drawing Settings file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ELE files affecting older versions of given software.

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