ESAV File Extension

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ANSYS Element Saved Data Format

What is ESAV file?

ESAV filename suffix is mostly used for ANSYS Element Saved Data Format files. ESAV files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. ESAV file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4903 other filename extensions listed in our database. ANSYS Workbench platform is by far the most used program for working with ESAV files. Software named ANSYS Workbench platform was created by ANSYS Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ESAV files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ESAV file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ESAV files. ESAV files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ESAV file

Updated: 06/02/2020

How to open file with ESAV extension?

Being unable to open files with ESAV extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ESAV extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install ANSYS Workbench platform software

Install software to open ESAV file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ESAV files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install ANSYS Workbench platform. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download ANSYS Workbench platform installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit ANSYS Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update ANSYS Workbench platform to the latest version

Update software that support file extension ESAVIf the problems with opening ESAV files still occur even after installing ANSYS Workbench platform, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of ANSYS Workbench platform is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of ANSYS Workbench platform installed, it may not support ESAV format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ANSYS Workbench platform.

Step 3. Associate ANSYS Element Saved Data Format files with ANSYS Workbench platform

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ESAV files with latest version of ANSYS Workbench platform you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with ESAV file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ESAV file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ANSYS Workbench platform installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ESAV files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with ESAV file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ESAV extension, 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
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ESAV extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the ESAV is not faulty

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 ESAV file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the ESAV is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the ESAV file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If you obtained the problematic ESAV file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ESAV extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ANSYS Element Saved Data Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ANSYS Workbench platform

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with ANSYS Element Saved Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ESAV files affecting older versions of given software.

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