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CAC File Extension

DBASE IV Executable
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What is CAC file?

Full format name of files that use CAC extension is DBASE IV Executable. DBASE IV Executable specification was created by dataBased Intelligence, Inc.. CAC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. CAC file belongs to the Executable Files category just like 140 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing CAC files is dBASE. dBASE software was developed by dataBased Intelligence, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about CAC files or the dBASE software program.

Programs which support CAC file extension

The following listing features CAC-compatible programs. Files with CAC extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support CAC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with CAC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CAC files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with CAC files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with CAC files.

Step 1. Download and install dBASE

Install software to open CAC file The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening CAC files is that no program that can handle CAC files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install dBASE. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support CAC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit dBASE website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of dBASE and update if needed

Update software that support file extension CACIf you already have dBASE installed on your systems and CAC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why CAC files are not compatible with dBASE. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using dBASE.

Step 3. Assign dBASE to CAC files

After installing dBASE (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open CAC files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with CAC file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the CAC file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the dBASE installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open CAC files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with CAC file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the CAC file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with CAC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the CAC for errors

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

Check CAC file for viruses
1. Verify that the CAC in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the CAC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the CAC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the CAC file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the CAC file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with CAC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle dBASE

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with CAC extension. In this case close the other applications.

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 DBASE IV Executable files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the CAC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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