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What are E01 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an E01 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an E01 file?

E01 files have multiple uses, and Expert Witness compression Format disk image is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Expert Witness compression Format disk image

These E01 files are disk image files created from a suspect's hard drive or external storage media. These files are crucial for the digital forensic investigation process. These E01 files are used to create disk images of suspected evidence to keep artifact integrity and reduce the chances of evidence tempering.

How to open E01 files

Important: Different programs may use files with the E01 file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your E01 file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested five different E01 openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: November 30, 2022

All known file formats using extension .E01

While Expert Witness compression Format disk image is a popular type of E01-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .E01 file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

File Maven Encrypted

We know that one E01 format is File Maven Encrypted. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of E01 files. Remember, different programs may use E01 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

IsoBusterIsoBusterVerified
SysTools ViewerSysTools ViewerVerified
EmbirdEmbirdUser submitted
EnCaseEnCaseUser submitted
P2 eXplorerP2 eXplorerUser submitted

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