ZW1 File Extension

ZW1 file icon
EPLAN Project Backup
  • Developer
    EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG
  • Category
    Archive Files
  • Popularity
    3 (1 votes)

What is ZW1 file?

Full format name of files that use ZW1 extension is EPLAN Project Backup. EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG defined the EPLAN Project Backup format standard. Files with ZW1 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ZW1 file format, along with 619 other file formats, belongs to the Archive Files category. The software recommended for managing ZW1 files is EPLAN Electric P8. Software named EPLAN Electric P8 was created by EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG. In order to find more detailed information on the software and ZW1 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZW1 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ZW1 files. ZW1 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support ZW1 file

How to open file with ZW1 extension?

Problems with accessing ZW1 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with ZW1 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install EPLAN Electric P8 software

Problems with opening and working with ZW1 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZW1 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the EPLAN Electric P8 developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download EPLAN Electric P8 installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update EPLAN Electric P8 to the latest version

If the problems with opening ZW1 files still occur even after installing EPLAN Electric P8, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of EPLAN Electric P8 is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that EPLAN Electric P8 cannot handle files with ZW1 may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using EPLAN Electric P8.

Step 3. Associate EPLAN Project Backup files with EPLAN Electric P8

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZW1 files with latest version of EPLAN Electric P8 you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the ZW1 file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where EPLAN Electric P8 is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open ZW1 files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ZW1 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select EPLAN Electric P8 and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with ZW1 extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the ZW1 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ZW1 file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Verify that the ZW1 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the ZW1 is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. ZW1 file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the ZW1 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. It could happen the the download process of file with ZW1 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

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the EPLAN Project Backup file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle EPLAN Electric P8

If the systems has insufficient resources to open ZW1 files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with EPLAN Project Backup files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZW1 files.

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