DCK File Extension

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Resolume Deck Format
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What is DCK file?

Full format name of files that use DCK extension is Resolume Deck Format. Resolume defined the Resolume Deck Format format standard. Files with DCK extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. DCK file belongs to the Video Files category just like 344 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular program for handling DCK files is Resolume Avenue, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support DCK file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open DCK files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. DCK files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support DCK file

How to open file with DCK extension?

Being unable to open files with DCK extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with DCK files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Resolume Avenue

Problems with opening and working with DCK files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DCK files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Resolume Avenue. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support DCK 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 Resolume Avenue website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Resolume Avenue

If you already have Resolume Avenue installed on your systems and DCK 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. The reason that Resolume Avenue cannot handle files with DCK may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of Resolume Avenue is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open DCK files to Resolume Avenue

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

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DCK 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 Resolume Avenue is installed, check the Always use this app to open DCK files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DCK file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 DCK extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the DCK for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DCK file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the DCK file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the DCK 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 scanner detected that the DCK file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Ensure the file with DCK extension is complete and error-free

If the DCK 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 DCK 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.

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. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Resolume Avenue

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Resolume Deck 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 DCK files affecting older versions of given software.

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