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DC4 File Extension

ViaThinkSoft (De)Coder 4 Format
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What is DC4 file?

The DC4 extension is specific for encoded files which were created with the software specific to this type of files - ViaThinkSoft (De)Coder. The program was developed by Daniel Marshall. CD4 files contain encoded data in a binary format.

Method of encoding and cyphering DC4 files

Encoding data with the (De)Coder tool can be performed utilising various methods – on of the examples includes requirement of password, in order to obtain access to the data. DC4 files can be also encoded and decoded in two different ways. The first method includes using interface of command line, and the second – the „drag and drop” function. There is also an option to compress the data within DC4 files.

Data security

DC4 files may include encoded important and confidential data, due to their high level of security. The encoding itself is not a difficult to perform action because the encoding program supports many languages.

Programs which support DC4 file extension

Programs that can handle DC4 files are as follows. Files with DC4 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 DC4 file

Windows Windows

Updated: 12/22/2019

How to open file with DC4 extension?

Problems with accessing DC4 may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with DC4 extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with DC4 files.

Step 1. Get the (De)Coder

Install software to open DC4 file Problems with opening and working with DC4 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DC4 files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the (De)Coder developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit (De)Coder website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update (De)Coder to the latest version

Update software that support file extension DC4You still cannot access DC4 files although (De)Coder 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. This can be one of the causes why DC4 files are not compatible with (De)Coder. The most recent version of (De)Coder is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign (De)Coder to DC4 files

If you have the latest version of (De)Coder installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DC4 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with DC4 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 DC4 file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where (De)Coder is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DC4 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with DC4 file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DC4 extension, 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....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DC4 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the DC4 is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper DC4 file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check DC4 file for viruses
1. Verify that the DC4 in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the DC4 is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the DC4 file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the DC4 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DC4 file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with DC4 extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

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 (De)Coder

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DC4 files. Close all running programs and try opening the DC4 file.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ViaThinkSoft (De)Coder 4 Format files. It may be the case that the DC4 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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