ERF File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ERF file?

An .ERF file is a BioWare Entity Resource file. These ERF files contain the entities and models used by Bioware, video game developers who specialize in role-playing video games. These models that are saved consist out of shapes, materials, and other information that create or define the model.

How to open ERF 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 ERF for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ERF openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .ERF

While BioWare Entity Resource File is a popular type of ERF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .ERF extension.

The ERF file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So an ERF opener may not be able to open all kinds of ERF files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited ERF viewer.

Compucon EOS Design Format

Through our analysis of ERF files, we know that one use of the format is Compucon EOS Design Format. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different ERF openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
WiresharkWiresharkUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ERF-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 ERF-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!