What are ECM files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an ECM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your ECM files.
What is an ECM file?
An .ECM file is an Error Code Modeler Disk Image file.
ECM is an acronym for Error Code Modeler. Files that contain the .ecm file extension typically store modified disk image copies. Users commonly use this file format to create backup copies of their computer hard drive's contents.
Unlike many disk image formats, the ECM file format allows for better compression than the typical archive file format. This saves disk space when copying a hard drive into the ECM file format.
How to open ECM files
Important: Different programs may use files with the ECM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ECM 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 ECM openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: June 8, 2022
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of ECM files. Remember, different programs may use ECM 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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