ULW File Extension

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U-Law Audio Format

What is ULW file?

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.

Programs which support ULW file extension

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.

Programs that support ULW file

How to open file with ULW extension?

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.

Step 1. Download and install Awave Audio

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.

Step 2. Update Awave Audio to the latest version

If the problems with opening ULW files still occur even after installing Awave Audio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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.

Step 3. Set the default application to open ULW files to Awave Audio

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

  • Right-click the ULW file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Awave Audio installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open ULW files box and clicking OK button.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ULW extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with ULW extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the ULW for errors

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.

1. Check the ULW file for viruses or malware

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.

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

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.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

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.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Awave Audio

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.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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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