DCB File Extension

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Concordance Database Format
  • Developer
    LexisNexis
  • Category
  • Popularity
    4.2 (4 votes)

What is DCB file?

Full format name of files that use DCB extension is Concordance Database Format. LexisNexis defined the Concordance Database Format format standard. DCB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. DCB file format, along with 348 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The software recommended for managing DCB files is Concordance. Concordance software was developed by LexisNexis, and on its official website you may find more information about DCB files or the Concordance software program.

Programs which support DCB file extension

Programs that can handle DCB files are as follows. Files with DCB suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support DCB file

How to open file with DCB extension?

Being unable to open files with DCB extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with DCB 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. Get the Concordance

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening DCB files is that no program that can handle DCB files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Concordance. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Concordance installed is by going to developer’s website (LexisNexis) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

If the problems with opening DCB files still occur even after installing Concordance, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Concordance is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Concordance cannot handle files with DCB may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Concordance is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Concordance Database Format files with Concordance

If you have the latest version of Concordance installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DCB on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the DCB with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Concordance installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open DCB files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DCB extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select Concordance and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DCB extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the DCB for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DCB file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the DCB file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the DCB 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 DCB file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the DCB 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. It could happen the the download process of file with DCB 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Concordance Database Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Concordance

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Concordance Database Format files. It may be the case that the DCB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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