ZW5 File Extension

ZW5 file icon
EPLAN Macro Backup
  • Developer
    EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG
  • Category
    Archive Files
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What is ZW5 file?

Full format name of files that use ZW5 extension is EPLAN Macro Backup. EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG defined the EPLAN Macro Backup format standard. Files with ZW5 extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. ZW5 file format, along with 619 other file formats, belongs to the Archive Files category. The software recommended for managing ZW5 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 ZW5 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support ZW5 file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support ZW5 files. Files with ZW5 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 ZW5 file

How to open file with ZW5 extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening ZW5 files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with ZW5 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with ZW5 files.

Step 1. Get the EPLAN Electric P8

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports ZW5 files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install EPLAN Electric P8. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading EPLAN Electric P8 installed is by going to developer’s website (EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update EPLAN Electric P8 to the latest version

If you already have EPLAN Electric P8 installed on your systems and ZW5 files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why ZW5 files are not compatible with EPLAN Electric P8. 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. Set the default application to open ZW5 files to EPLAN Electric P8

If you have the latest version of EPLAN Electric P8 installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage ZW5 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the ZW5 file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • 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 ZW5 files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with ZW5 extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with ZW5 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the ZW5 for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ZW5 file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The ZW5 may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the ZW5 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the ZW5 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the ZW5 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with ZW5 extension is complete and error-free

If the ZW5 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with ZW5 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run EPLAN Electric P8

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support ZW5 files. Close all running programs and try opening the ZW5 file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with EPLAN Macro Backup files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle ZW5 files.

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