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ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.2 Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) Support Patch

Published: February 22, 2022


If you are using Desktop 10.8.2, this patch restores the ability to view or work with Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) format files.


EsriĀ® announces the ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.2 Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) Support Patch. This patch allows users to continue to work with the Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) data format It deals specifically with the issue listed below under Issues Addressed with this patch.

Issues Addressed with this patch

  • BUG-000145463 - Unable to load raster Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) files in ArcMap 10.8.2.

Installing this patch on Windows

Installation Steps:

The ArcGIS product listed in the table must be installed on your system before you can install a patch. Each patch setup is specific to the ArcGIS product in the list. To determine which products are installed on your system, please see the How to identify which ArcGIS products are installed section. Esri recommends that you install the patch for each product that is on your system.

  1. Download the appropriate file to a location other than your ArcGIS installation location.

    ArcGIS 10.8.2  
        ArcGIS Desktop ArcGIS-1082-DT-ECW-Patch.msp

  2. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location.
  3. Double-click ArcGIS-1082-DT-ECWS-Patch.msp to start the setup process.

    NOTE: If double clicking on the MSP file does not start the setup installation, you can start the setup installation manually by using the following command:

    msiexec.exe /p [location of Patch]\ArcGIS-1082-DT-ECWS-Patch.msp

Uninstalling this patch on Windows

  • To uninstall this patch on Windows, open the Windows Control Panel and navigate to installed programs. Make sure that "View installed updates" (upper left side of the Programs and Features dialog) is active. Select the patch name from the programs list and click Uninstall to remove the patch.

Patch Updates

Check the Patches and Service Packs page periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this patch will be posted here.

How to identify which ArcGIS products are installed

To determine which ArcGIS products are installed, choose the appropriate version of the PatchFinder utility for your environment and run it from your local machine. PatchFinder will list all products, hot fixes, and patches installed on your local machine.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact Esri Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this patch. International sites, please contact your local Esri software distributor.

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