ETC File Extension

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What is ETC file?

ETC filename suffix is mostly used for EarthTime files. EarthTime format was developed by DeskSoft. Files with ETC extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ETC file belongs to the Various Files category just like 3591 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing ETC files is EarthTime. EarthTime software was developed by DeskSoft, and on its official website you may find more information about ETC files or the EarthTime software program.

Programs which support ETC file extension

Programs that can handle ETC files are as follows. Files with ETC 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 ETC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with ETC extension?

Being unable to open files with ETC extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ETC 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 EarthTime software

Problems with opening and working with ETC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ETC files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install EarthTime. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit EarthTime website and download the installer.

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

If you already have EarthTime installed on your systems and ETC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of EarthTime installed, it may not support ETC 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 EarthTime.

Step 3. Associate EarthTime files with EarthTime

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ETC file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where EarthTime is installed, check the Always use this app to open ETC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the ETC file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 ETC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the ETC is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ETC file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the ETC file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the ETC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the ETC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. ETC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic ETC 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. If the ETC file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the EarthTime file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle EarthTime

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

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 EarthTime files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with ETC files affecting older versions of given software.

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