EWL File Extension

EWL file icon
Microsoft Encarta Document
  • Developer
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is EWL file?

EWL is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Encarta Document files. Microsoft Encarta Document format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. EWL files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. EWL file format, along with 574 other file formats, belongs to the Document Files category. The most popular software that supports EWL files is Microsoft Encarta. Microsoft Encarta software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about EWL files or the Microsoft Encarta software program.

Programs which support EWL file extension

The following listing features EWL-compatible programs. EWL files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support EWL file

How to open file with EWL extension?

Problems with accessing EWL may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Encarta Document files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with EWL files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Encarta

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports EWL files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the Microsoft Encarta developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support EWL files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Microsoft Encarta website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Microsoft Encarta and update if needed

You still cannot access EWL files although Microsoft Encarta is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Encarta cannot handle files with EWL may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Microsoft Encarta is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Encarta to EWL files

After installing Microsoft Encarta (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open EWL files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the EWL file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Encarta is installed, check the Always use this app to open EWL files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected EWL file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with EWL extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the EWL 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 EWL file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the EWL file for viruses or malware

If the EWL is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the EWL file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. EWL file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the EWL 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. If the EWL 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 Microsoft Encarta Document file again.

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

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

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 Microsoft Encarta Document file. It may be the case that the EWL files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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