What is a .E01 File And How To Open It – Guidance Software

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Have you came across a file with the .e01 extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .e01 file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .E01 file?

The .E01 file extension is from EnCase Image File. The creator of this file extension is Guidance Software. The file has the binary format, and it is a disk image file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .e01 file on 1 platform.

How to open a .E01 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .E01 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .E01 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .e01 file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GetData Mount Image Pro and PassMark OSForensics software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .E01 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GetData Mount Image Pro software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .E01 file?

If you cannot open the .E01 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .E01 file.e2gm – Pangea Software, .e2p – Claudio Lanconelli, .e4a – Encrypt4all, .e57 – ASTM E57 Committee on 3D Imaging Systems, .ea – Amazon. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .E01 file with the GetData Mount Image Pro, PassMark OSForensics programs on Windows.