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E57 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .e57 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .e57 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .e57 file?
  • How can the .e57 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .e57 files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Lidar E57 Point Cloud Data

E57 file is a Lidar E57 Point Cloud Data. Lidar (LIght Detection And Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. The E57 file format is a compact, vendor-neutral format for storing point clouds, images, and metadata produced by 3D imaging systems, such as laser scanners.
Category: Data files
Application: libE57
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
E57 aliases:
E57 related links:
E57 related extensions:
Lidar Data Exchange Format File

LASzip Compressed Lidar Data

RiScan Pro Point Cloud Data

Other types of files may also use the .e57 file extension.

🔴 Can't open a .e57 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .e57 file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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