The File Extensions Database

.EAZ File Extension

  • Developer by: ESRI
  • Category: Plugin Files
  • Format: Zip

What is an .EAZ file?

.EAZ is ArcGIS Explorer Add-in File

Add-in file used by ArcGIS Explorer, a free ESRI application used for exploring, visualizing, and sharing maps; stores a compressed file archive, which includes an XML file, compiled code, and supporting files for the add-in; used for extending the base functionality of the software by storing new buttons, dockable windows, and other extensions.

EAZ files can be created using the ArcGIS Explorer SDK. They are compressed using Zip compression. The file Addins.xml is located in the archive's root directory and describes the customizations included in the file.

ArcGIS Explorer add-ins are located in the following directories:

  • Windows XP: \[user]\Application Data\ESRI\ArcGIS Explorer\AddIns\
  • Windows Vista and 7: \[user]\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\ArcGIS Explorer\AddIns\
NOTE: The ArcGIS Explorer SDK requires Microsoft Visual Studio. However, you should check to make sure the SDK supports your version of Visual Studio.

Programs that open ArcGIS Explorer Add-in File
ESRI ArcGIS Explorer
Microsoft Visual Studio with ESRI ArcGIS Explorer SDK

How to solve problems with EAZ files

  • Associate the EAZ file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any EAZ file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.EAZ files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the EAZ file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .EAZ is ArcGIS Explorer Add-in File. Because only the current version supports the latest EAZ file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ESRI manufacturer website after an available .EAZ is ArcGIS Explorer Add-in File update.
  • To make sure that your EAZ file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.