ESI File Extension

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Escape Level Index
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What is ESI file?

ESI filename suffix is mostly used for Escape Level Index files. defined the Escape Level Index format standard. ESI files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with ESI extension are categorized as Game Files files. The Game Files subset comprises 1248 various file formats. The most popular software that supports ESI files is Escape. Software named Escape was created by In order to find more detailed information on the software and ESI files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ESI file extension

Programs that can handle ESI files are as follows. ESI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ESI file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ESI extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ESI files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ESI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Escape software

Problems with opening and working with ESI files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ESI files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Escape. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Escape installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Escape to the latest version

If the problems with opening ESI files still occur even after installing Escape, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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 The reason that Escape cannot handle files with ESI may be that the software is outdated.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

Step 3. Set the default application to open ESI files to Escape

If you have the latest version of Escape installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ESI 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.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

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

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ESI 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
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ESI extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ESI for errors

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

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

Should it happed that the ESI is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ESI file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the ESI file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the ESI file’s structure is intact

If the ESI file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. 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. If the ESI file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Escape Level Index file.

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

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

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

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

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