ULAW filename suffix is mostly used for Raw U-Law Audio Format files. ULAW file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. ULAW file format, along with 704 other file formats, belongs to the Audio Files category. Users are advised to use NCH Switch software for managing ULAW files, although 4 other programs can also handle this type of file.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ULAW files. ULAW files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with ULAW extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ULAW 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.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ULAW files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select NCH Switch or one of the recommended programs (for example, Awave Studio, Awave Audio, Wave Flow) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support ULAW files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading NCH Switch installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
If you already have NCH Switch installed on your systems and ULAW files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why ULAW files are not compatible with NCH Switch. The latest version of NCH Switch should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ULAW files with latest version of NCH Switch you have installed on your device. 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
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ULAW file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the ULAW is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ULAW file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
If the ULAW 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ULAW extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Raw U-Law Audio Format file again.
If the systems has insufficient resources to open ULAW files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Raw U-Law Audio Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ULAW files.
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