Full format name of files that use EUC extension is Extended Unix Code Format. EUC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux. EUC file belongs to the Text Files category just like 237 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports EUC files is EUC-JP decoder.
Below is a table that list programs that support EUC files. Files with EUC 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.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening EUC files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with EUC files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
Problems with opening and working with EUC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with EUC files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install EUC-JP decoder. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading EUC-JP decoder installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening EUC files still occur even after installing EUC-JP decoder, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of EUC-JP decoder is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that EUC-JP decoder cannot handle files with EUC may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using EUC-JP decoder.
After installing EUC-JP decoder (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EUC files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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 EUC file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.
Should it happed that the EUC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the EUC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the EUC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the EUC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with EUC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Extended Unix Code Format file.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with EUC extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Extended Unix Code Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with EUC files affecting older versions of given software.
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