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ELT File Extension

NEPLAN Topology
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What is ELT file?

ELT is a file extension commonly associated with NEPLAN Topology files. NEPLAN defined the NEPLAN Topology format standard. Files with ELT extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ELT file format, along with 6033 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. NEPLAN is by far the most used program for working with ELT files. On the official website of NEPLAN developer not only will you find detailed information about theNEPLAN software, but also about ELT and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ELT file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ELT files. Files with ELT 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 ELT file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ELT extension?

Problems with accessing ELT may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ELT 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. Download and install NEPLAN

Install software to open ELT file Problems with opening and working with ELT files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ELT files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install NEPLAN. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading NEPLAN installed is by going to developer’s website (NEPLAN) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update NEPLAN to the latest version

Update software that support file extension ELTIf the problems with opening ELT files still occur even after installing NEPLAN, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of NEPLAN is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that NEPLAN cannot handle files with ELT may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of NEPLAN should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate NEPLAN Topology files with NEPLAN

If you have the latest version of NEPLAN installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ELT 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.

Associate software with ELT file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ELT file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where NEPLAN is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ELT files and clicking OK.
Associate software with ELT file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ELT file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select NEPLAN and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ELT extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the ELT file is complete and free of 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 ELT file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check ELT file for viruses
1. The ELT may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the ELT is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ELT file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ELT file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the ELT 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. If the ELT 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

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

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