Tips to open DNC file

Can't open the DNC file? You are not the only one. Thousands of users face similar problems every day. Below you will find tips on how to open DNC files as well as a list of programs that support DNC files.

DNC file extension

File Name Windows Dancer Format
File Developer Microsoft
File Category Video Files

The DNC file is supported on 1 operating systems. Depending on your operating system, you may need different software to handle the DNC files. Below is a summary of the number of programs that support and open the DNC file on each system platform.

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What is DNC file?

The file in the DNC format belongs to the Video Files category. The creator of this file is Microsoft. Video Files consists of 546 similar files. Windows Dancer Format appears on 1 operating systems as a functional file. These systems consist of Windows, although it may occasionally be found on another system, it will be non-functional. The main program that supports this format is Windows XP Media Center. This was created by Microsoft Corporation. There are also 1 alternative programs to handle the DNC file. Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition will apply when it is not possible to use Windows XP Media Center.

How to open DNC file?

The main problem with Windows Dancer Format is that the DNC file is incorrectly associated with programs. Thus, when you open DNC, the program selection wizard or some other program starts. This problem can be easily remedied.

The first thing you should do is just "doubleclick" on the DNC file icon you want to open. If the operating system has an appropriate application to support it and there is also an association between the file and the program, the file should be opened.

Step 1. Install Windows XP Media Center

An often overlooked issue is to make sure that Windows XP Media Center is installed on the computer. To do this, enter the name Windows XP Media Center into the system search engine. If it is not, installation may solve the problem, as most applications create file associations during installation. Below is a list of programs that support the file DNC.

Programs to open DNC file

Remember to download programs supporting DNC files only from verified and safe sources. We suggest using the websites of software developers.

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Windows XP Media Center
Windows XP Media Center
Step 2. Create association of Windows XP Media Center with DNC files

If the application is or has been freshly installed, but the DNC file still does not use the Windows XP Media Center program, it means no association. It is most convenient to call the context menu with the right mouse button and select Properties. The displayed window will contain information about the program that supports this type of file. Using the "Change" button we can set the program to handle this type. It may happen that in the next window there will be no appropriate program - however, this can be corrected with the "Browse" option where you should manually indicate the program location. However, it is important to check the "Always use the selected program ..." box, this will allow you to permanently associate the DNC file with the Windows XP Media Center application.

Step 3. Update Windows XP Media Center to the latest version

If, however, after binding Windows XP Media Center with Windows Dancer Format there were still problems, you should update the program to the latest version. This can be done using the application (if it provides such options) or from the Microsoft Corporation website and install the latest version.

Step 4. Check for the following problems with the DNC file

If the above steps do not help, you can assume that the file itself is not correct. File problems can be divided into the following:

Very often, the file may be size 0 or incomplete. This is most often caused by a problem while downloading the DNC file. The file should be downloaded again, making sure that the process has finished correctly.
The most common cause here is computer viruses. Perform a virus scan using available and up-to-date anti-virus software. If this is not possible, you can use the online scanner. However, it is important to scan the entire system, not only the file DNC or the program directory. Sometimes virus-infected DNC files cannot be recovered, so make a backup in advance.
A typical compatibility error - the program does not support the older version of the DNC file. Help should be sought from the software developer, as they usually recommend using free file converters or installing an older version of the program.
The file may be corrupted in a number of ways. Depending on the type of file, it is necessary to repair it accordingly. Some programs offer the ability to automatically repair DNC file corruption. You can restore the file from a backup or use Microsoft help.
When reading, a message appears that the file was encrypted or corrupted. The encrypted DNC files can be used by the device on which they were encrypted, on any other device it is required to have the appropriate cryptographic key and decrypt the file before its recovery.
The operating system protects files in some locations (e.g. the root of the system partition) against unauthorized access. The problem is only writing to the file, not reading it. It is best to move DNC to a different directory.
This problem only occurs with more complex files. You may find that another program you are using is preventing you from working with the file. Closing other programs should help. Sometimes you have to wait for the session to the file DNC to close. Some anti-virus or backup software may occupy the DNC file for a certain period of time. If nothing helps, please reset the device.