E01 File Type- The quick facts
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.
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 5 different E01 openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: August 7, 2021
More file formats using the E01 extensionThrough our research of E01 files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.
File Maven Encrypted
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.