ULW is a file extension commonly associated with U-Law Audio Format files. ULW file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Mac OS, Windows system platform. ULW file belongs to the Audio Files category just like 704 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Awave Audio software for managing ULW files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file.
The following list contains programs grouped by 2 operating systems that support ULW files. ULW 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 ULW extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with ULW extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening ULW files is that no program that can handle ULW files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Awave Audio or one of the recommended programs (for example, Awave Studio, NCH Switch, Wave Flow) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Awave Audio website and download the installer.
If the problems with opening ULW files still occur even after installing Awave Audio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Awave Audio is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of Awave Audio installed, it may not support ULW format. The most recent version of Awave Audio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ULW files with latest version of Awave Audio you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application 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 ULW file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the ULW is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. ULW file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.
Did you receive the ULW file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 ULW file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
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 U-Law Audio Format file.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ULW files. Close all running programs and try opening the ULW file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with U-Law Audio Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ULW files.
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