What is a .ERB File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .erb extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .erb file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .ERB file?

The .ERB file extension stands for Ruby ERB Script. The file has the text format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 3 software that can open the .erb file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .ERB file?

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

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

The .erb file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Notepad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ERB 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Microsoft Notepad software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ERB file on Mac

The .erb file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Panic Coda 2 and Apple TextEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ERB file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Panic Coda 2 software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ERB file?

If you are still unable to open the .ERB file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ERB file.erb – Sierra. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .ERB file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows and Panic Coda 2, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac.