IEI File Extension

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Image Eye Thumbnail Cache
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What is IEI file?

IEI is a file extension commonly associated with Image Eye Thumbnail Cache files. Image Eye Thumbnail Cache specification was created by FMJ-Software. IEI file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. IEI file belongs to the Misc Files category just like 4332 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing IEI files is Image Eye. On the official website of FMJ-Software developer not only will you find detailed information about theImage Eye software, but also about IEI and other supported file formats.

Programs which support IEI file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support IEI files. IEI files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IEI file

Windows Windows

How to open file with IEI extension?

Being unable to open files with IEI extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with IEI files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with IEI files.

Step 1. Get the Image Eye

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IEI files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Image Eye. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Image Eye installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit FMJ-Software website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Image Eye to the latest version

If you already have Image Eye installed on your systems and IEI files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Image Eye installed, it may not support IEI format. The latest version of Image Eye should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Image Eye Thumbnail Cache files with Image Eye

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IEI files with latest version of Image Eye you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IEI file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Image Eye installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IEI files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IEI file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IEI extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IEI file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the IEI file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic IEI file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with IEI 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Image Eye

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Image Eye Thumbnail Cache files. It may be the case that the IEI files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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