ECC File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an ECC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .ECC files.

What is an ECC file?

The .ecc file extension is used for an application data file format that was developed by Carsten Gnörlich. These ECC files are generated by the dvdisaster software, which is a CD / DVD backup program that was also created by Carsten Gnörlich. Notable functions of dvdisaster include the ability to fully recover optical media data even when read errors are present in the CD / DVD that is queued in this software for backup. This allows users to create a fully functional CD or DVD copy of the optical media disk with read errors.These ECC files are also known as dvdisaster error-correction files. The content of an ECC file is error-correction data that is generated by the dvdisaster software for a CD or DVD backup project. Since the dvdisaster program is integrated with data protection functions, CDs or DVDs with read errors may be fully recovered and copied unto a new optical media disk by the dvdisaster software.There are no third party applications that can be used to open these .ecc files. Because these ECC files do not contain human-readable data, it is advised to leave these .ecc files alone so as for the associated CD / DVD backup copy to work properly.

How to open ECC files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension ECC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different ECC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ECC

While we know of one file format using the .ECC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .ECC file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ECC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with ECC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!