What is a .ULAW File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ulaw extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .ulaw file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .ULAW file?

The file extension .ULAW comes from Raw u-Law Audio File. The format of this file is binary, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

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

How to open a .ULAW file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .ULAW file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the FMJ-Software Awave Audio software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is NCH Switch and FMJ-Software Awave Audio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .ULAW 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 FMJ-Software Awave Audio 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 .ULAW file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .ULAW 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: 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 NCH Switch software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .ULAW file?

If you cannot open the .ULAW file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .ULAW file.uld – DIAL, .ulf – Universal List File, .ulp – Autodesk, .uls – Microsoft, .ult – UltraTracker Module. 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 .ULAW file with the FMJ-Software Awave Audio, NCH Switch programs on Windows and NCH Switch program on Mac.