ESC File Extension

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What is ESC file?

ESC is a file extension commonly associated with PRTWin files. PRTWin specification was created by ARAISA SOFTWARE. Files with ESC extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ESC file format, along with 3591 other file formats, belongs to the Various Files category. The most popular software that supports ESC files is PRTWin. On the official website of ARAISA SOFTWARE developer not only will you find detailed information about thePRTWin software, but also about ESC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support ESC file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ESC files. Files with ESC 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 ESC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ESC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ESC files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with ESC 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 PRTWin

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ESC files is that no program that can handle ESC files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download PRTWin and install it on your device. 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 PRTWin installed is by going to developer’s website (ARAISA SOFTWARE) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of PRTWin and update if needed

You still cannot access ESC files although PRTWin is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that PRTWin cannot handle files with ESC may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of PRTWin should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate PRTWin files with PRTWin

After installing PRTWin (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open ESC files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the ESC file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where PRTWin is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ESC files and clicking OK.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the ESC 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 ESC file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the ESC file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ESC file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ESC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ESC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic ESC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. When downloading the file with ESC 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.

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

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

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with PRTWin file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ESC files affecting older versions of given software.

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