ESS File - opening and understanding

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

What is an ESS file?

An .ESS file is an Ekahau Site Survey file. These ESS files contain the Wi-Fi site surveys created in Ekahau Survey, a professional Wi-Fi site survey application. These ESS files are used on iPhone and iPad to give you a optimized and fast user experience. Ekahau also locates access points and saves them to the map so that you can use in you post-survey analysis. You can share your ESS files with other experts for further analysis or reporting.

How to open ESS 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 ESS for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different ESS openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension ESS

While we know of one file format using the .ESS 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 .ESS file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

E.S.SE.S.SUser submitted
Ekahau Site SurveyEkahau Site SurveyUser submitted
eqs6 Applicationeqs6 ApplicationUser submitted
EasySpreadSheet ApplicationEasySpreadSheet ApplicationUser submitted
CadwinCadwinUser submitted
The Elder Scrolls V - SkyrimThe Elder Scrolls V - SkyrimUser submitted
WinSig ApplicationWinSig ApplicationUser submitted
Numerics jr. ApplicationNumerics jr. ApplicationUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with ESS-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 ESS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!