ERL File Extension

ERL file icon
Erlang Source Code Format
  • Developer
  • Popularity
    3.3 (3 votes)

What is ERL file?

ERL is a file extension commonly associated with Erlang Source Code Format files. Erlang Source Code Format specification was created by Ericsson. ERL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. ERL file belongs to the Developer Files category just like 992 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling ERL files is Erlang, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Ericsson developer not only will you find detailed information about theErlang software, but also about ERL and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ERL file extension

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

How to open file with ERL extension?

Problems with accessing ERL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Erlang Source Code Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Erlang

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ERL files is that no program that can handle ERL files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Erlang or different compatible program, such as TextMate, Windows Notepad. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Erlang website and download the installer.

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

If you already have Erlang installed on your systems and ERL 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. This can be one of the causes why ERL files are not compatible with Erlang. The latest version of Erlang should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Erlang Source Code Format files with Erlang

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ERL files with latest version of Erlang 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 ERL file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Erlang is installed, check the Always use this app to open ERL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ERL 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ERL extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the ERL is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ERL file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the ERL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the ERL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the ERL file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

Did you receive the ERL file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with ERL extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Erlang Source Code Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ERL files affecting older versions of given software.

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the ERL file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on ERL file.

Top File Extensions
Show more
File Extension of the day
rpmsg icon


Outlook Restricted Permission Message

Files in the RPMSG format are email messages with restricted access , associated with the Microsoft Outlook application. Such files contain message...