The Four Best Ways to Open ERB Files

The first way you should always try to open file extension ERB is to double-click it, but when that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try. There are lots of programs that can open different file extensions, and there are some simple ways you can tell which one to use.

Pick the Right Program

Start by choosing the right program to open your ERB file. The most common program used to open ERB files is listed below. At a minimum, this program should be able to open your ERB file:

  • Ruby on Rails Script

Note the File Type

Other programs may be able to open your ERB file, depending on the type of file it is. You can find the file type listed in the file’s properties. On a Windows PC, right-click the file, click "Properties", then look under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file, click “More Info,” then look under “Kind”.


Tip: If it’s the ERB file extension, it probably falls under the Developer Files type, so any program used for Developer Files should open your ERB file.

Ask the Developer

Contacting the software developer is another easy way to get help opening a ERB file. You can find the developers for the most common programs used to open ERB files in the list below.

Software Developer
Ruby on Rails Script Ruby on Rails Project

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