4DC File Extension

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4th Dimension Compiled Structure

What is 4DC file?

Full format name of files that use 4DC extension is 4th Dimension Compiled Structure. 4th Dimension Compiled Structure specification was created by 4D, Inc.. 4DC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. 4DC file belongs to the Database Files category just like 343 other filename extensions listed in our database. 4D is by far the most used program for working with 4DC files. Software named 4D was created by 4D, Inc.. In order to find more detailed information on the software and 4DC files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support 4DC file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support 4DC files. 4DC files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support 4DC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with 4DC extension?

Problems with accessing 4DC may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to 4th Dimension Compiled Structure files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the 4D

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports 4DC files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download 4D and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download 4D installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit 4D, Inc. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update 4D to the latest version

If the problems with opening 4DC files still occur even after installing 4D, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of 4D is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of 4D installed, it may not support 4DC format. The latest version of 4D should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open 4DC files to 4D

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate 4DC files with latest version of 4D you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the 4DC file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where 4D is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open 4DC files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with 4DC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select 4D and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with 4DC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the 4DC for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the 4DC file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the 4DC in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the 4DC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the 4DC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the 4DC file’s structure is intact

If the 4DC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with 4DC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run 4D

If the systems has insufficient resources to open 4DC files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with 4th Dimension Compiled Structure files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the 4DC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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