EP filename suffix is mostly used for Pencil Document files. Evolus defined the Pencil Document format standard. EP files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. EP file format, along with 133 other file formats, belongs to the Vector Image Files category. The most popular program for handling EP files is Pencil, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Pencil software was developed by Evolus, and on its official website you may find more information about EP files or the Pencil software program.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with EP files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. EP files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with EP extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with EP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EP files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Pencil. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Pencil installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Evolus website and download from their official repositories.
If the problems with opening EP files still occur even after installing Pencil, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Pencil is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why EP files are not compatible with Pencil. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Pencil.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate EP files with latest version of Pencil you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the EP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the EP file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the EP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
Did you receive the EP 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 EP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Pencil Document 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 EP extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Pencil Document file. It may be the case that the EP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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