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YM File Extension

Atari ST Audio Format
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What is YM file?

YM is a file extension commonly associated with Atari ST Audio Format files. Atari defined the Atari ST Audio Format format standard. YM file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with YM extension are categorized as Audio Files files. The Audio Files subset comprises 771 various file formats. The most popular program for handling YM files is Audio Overload, but users can choose among 5 different programs that support this file format. Software named Audio Overload was created by Richard F. Bannister. In order to find more detailed information on the software and YM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support YM file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open YM files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with YM suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support YM file

How to open file with YM extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening YM files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with YM extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Audio Overload

Install software to open YM file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports YM files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Audio Overload or different compatible program, such as Winamp, YMTOOL, Microsoft Internet Explorer. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support YM 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 Audio Overload website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Audio Overload to the latest version

Update software that support file extension YMIf the problems with opening YM files still occur even after installing Audio Overload, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Audio Overload is available. 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 YM files are not compatible with Audio Overload. The latest version of Audio Overload should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Atari ST Audio Format files with Audio Overload

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate YM files with latest version of Audio Overload you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with YM file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the YM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the 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 Audio Overload installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open YM files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with YM file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected YM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with YM extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the YM is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the YM file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check YM file for viruses
1. Check the YM file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the YM 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 YM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If the YM 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 YM extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Atari ST Audio Format file.

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

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

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Atari ST Audio Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the YM files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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