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

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .err extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .err file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .ERR file?

The file extension .ERR stands for Error Log File. The format of this text related file is text.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .err file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .ERR file?

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

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

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .err file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

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 .ERR file

2. The second step is locating 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Notepad software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .ERR file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .err file on Mac.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ERR 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Apple TextEdit software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .ERR file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .err file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the GNU Emacs software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Vim and GNU Emacs.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .ERR file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GNU Emacs software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .ERR file?

If you are still unable to open the .ERR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ERR file.err – Autodesk. 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 .ERR file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows, Apple TextEdit program on Mac and GNU Emacs, Vim software on Linux.