ERS File Extension

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ER Mapper Data Format
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What is ERS file?

ERS filename suffix is mostly used for ER Mapper Data Format files. ERDAS defined the ER Mapper Data Format format standard. ERS file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Windows system platform. Files with ERS extension are categorized as GIS Files files. The GIS Files subset comprises 87 various file formats. ER Mapper supports ERS files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 4 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support ERS file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ERS files. ERS files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ERS file

How to open file with ERS extension?

Problems with accessing ERS may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to ER Mapper Data Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ERS files.

Step 1. Install ER Mapper software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ERS files is that no program that can handle ERS files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select ER Mapper or one of the recommended programs (for example, ArcGIS Desktop, GDAL, Geomatica) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ERS files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading ER Mapper installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update ER Mapper to the latest version

If the problems with opening ERS files still occur even after installing ER Mapper, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ER Mapper is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that ER Mapper cannot handle files with ERS may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of ER Mapper is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ERS files to ER Mapper

After installing ER Mapper (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ERS 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 ERS file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where ER Mapper is installed, check the Always use this app to open ERS files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected ERS file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select ER Mapper and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ERS extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

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

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the ERS file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the ERS file for viruses or malware

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

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

Did you receive the ERS 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. If the ERS 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open ER Mapper

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ERS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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 ER Mapper Data Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ERS files.

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