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DC3 File Extension

Medicine Image Format

What is DC3 file?

A file with a .dc3 file extension is a related to the DICOM image file format and DC3file type which is an image that obtains results after a medical examination. This is by use of the DICOM-compliant imaging equipment.
This file type also represents 3D drawing that has been created by DesignCAD 3D MAX. This is a program for drafting and designing drawing projects. This file is able to encode a 3D drawing that is in ASCII text and able to include all the drawing elements. The .DC3 files are used as alternatives to using the.DCD file formats.

Programs which support DC3 file extension

The following listing features DC3-compatible programs. DC3 files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DC3 file

Updated: 01/25/2022

How to open file with DC3 extension?

Problems with accessing DC3 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DC3 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install XnView

Install software to open DC3 file Problems with opening and working with DC3 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DC3 files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing XnView or different compatible program, such as PACSVault. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DC3 files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download XnView installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of XnView

Update software that support file extension DC3You still cannot access DC3 files although XnView is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of XnView installed, it may not support DC3 format. The most recent version of XnView is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Medicine Image Format files with XnView

If you have the latest version of XnView installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DC3 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.

Associate software with DC3 file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the DC3 file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where XnView is installed, check the Always use this app to open DC3 files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with DC3 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DC3 file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DC3 extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the DC3 for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DC3 file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check DC3 file for viruses
1. Check the DC3 file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DC3 file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the DC3 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the DC3 file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the DC3 file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the DC3 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 DC3 extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Medicine Image Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle XnView

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DC3 files. Close all running programs and try opening the DC3 file.

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 Medicine Image Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with DC3 files affecting older versions of given software.

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