File Extension ELF

.ELF File

File extension: ELF
File type: Executable File

Notes about the ELF file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The ELF file type is primarily associated with 'Wii' by Nintendo. The Wii is the fifth home video game console released by Nintendo. The console is the direct successor to the Nintendo GameCube.

Detailed information for file extension ELF:

Primary association: Wii
Company: Nintendo
Related links: WiiBrew Homebrew Wiki, USB Gecko Wii Coders Tool

Other applications associated with file type ELF:

  • Black Belt Systems (Extended Layer File)
  • Electronic Application Form File
  • Executable and Linkable Format (File)The Executable and Linking Format (ELF, formerly called Extensible Linking Format) is a common standard file format for executables, object code, shared libraries, and core dumps. First published in the System V Application Binary Interface specification, and later in the Tool Interface Standard, it was quickly accepted among different vendors of Unix systems. In 1999 it was chosen as the standard binary file format for Unix and Unix-like systems on x86 by the 86open project. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 7F 45 4C 46 , ASCII: ELF Related links: Wikipedia ELF Page
  • Playstation (Executable/Game Data File) by Sony Corporation of AmericaThe Playstation ELF file can contain executable libraries and/or various game data. ELF stands for Executable and Linking Format and this file type may also be used as an executable format on some Unix systems.
  • Tasklink for Windows Machine Control Executable and Linking Format
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .ELF

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: CodeWarrior_elf
EXEFile: E:\CodeWarrior\bin\IDE.EXE %1

ProgramID: LayoutDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Attachmate\E!E2K\ebrun.exe %1

ProgramID: EAF.Form
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\EAF\EAF.exe %1

ProgramID: LayoutDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\E!PC\ebrun.exe %1

ProgramID: LayoutDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Extra\ebrun.exe %1

ProgramID: LayoutDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\RALLY!\ebrun.exe

ProgramID: Encompass.Elf
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Encompass\ServerConfig.exe

ProgramID: ELFFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\EurekaLog 6\EurekaLog Viewer\EurekaLog_Viewer.exe

ProgramID: LayoutDoc
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\attach~1\e!e2k\ebrun.exe

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