ERB File Extension

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Ruby ERB Script

What is ERB file?

ERB is a file extension commonly associated with Ruby ERB Script files. ERB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with ERB extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1009 various file formats. The most popular program for handling ERB files is Windows Notepad, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Windows Notepad software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about ERB files or the Windows Notepad software program.

Programs which support ERB file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ERB files. Files with ERB 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 ERB file

How to open file with ERB extension?

Being unable to open files with ERB extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ERB extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the Windows Notepad

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ERB files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Windows Notepad or one of the recommended programs (for example, TextEdit, Coda) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. 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 Windows Notepad installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Windows Notepad to the latest version

If you already have Windows Notepad installed on your systems and ERB 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 The reason that Windows Notepad cannot handle files with ERB may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Windows Notepad is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Ruby ERB Script files with Windows Notepad

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ERB files with latest version of Windows Notepad 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.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ERB 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 Windows Notepad is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ERB files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ERB file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ERB extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the ERB file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ERB file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the ERB 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 ERB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the ERB file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with ERB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Ruby ERB Script file again.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Ruby ERB Script files. It may be the case that the ERB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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