Is it possible to open .ECW files with QGIS 3.2?

I have read Opening ECW files in QGIS?, but that applies to QGIS 2.14.3.

Is it possible in QGIS 3.2 without downloading anything as we cannot install anything at work or access the program files?

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    It depends on your operating system, which you have not mentioned (yet).
    – AndreJ
    Commented Sep 17, 2018 at 7:00

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You can open ECW files with QGIS 3.2 . If you are not sure, you could install QGIS 3.2 in a different folder and test it out.

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Yes. ECW is supported out of box for all Windows installs.


You might double-check your QGIS install via the setup routine.enter image description here

If the ecw lib wasn't installed, you can install it there. enter image description here

Then restart QGIS.

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