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DCT5 File Extension

Microsoft Word 5 For Mac Dictionary
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What is DCT5 file?

DCT5 filename suffix is mostly used for Microsoft Word 5 For Mac Dictionary files. Microsoft Word 5 For Mac Dictionary format was developed by Microsoft Corporation. DCT5 files are supported by software applications available for devices running Mac OS, Windows. Files with DCT5 extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. Users are advised to use Microsoft Word software for managing DCT5 files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Microsoft Word was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and DCT5 files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support DCT5 file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open DCT5 files divided into 2 categories according to system platform supported. Files with DCT5 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 DCT5 file

How to open file with DCT5 extension?

Problems with accessing DCT5 may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with DCT5 files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Word software

Install software to open DCT5 file Problems with opening and working with DCT5 files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with DCT5 files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Microsoft Word or different compatible program, such as Microsoft Office. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Word installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Word to the latest version

Update software that support file extension DCT5You still cannot access DCT5 files although Microsoft Word is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why DCT5 files are not compatible with Microsoft Word. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Word.

Step 3. Associate Microsoft Word 5 For Mac Dictionary files with Microsoft Word

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Word installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage DCT5 on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with DCT5 file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the DCT5 file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Microsoft Word is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DCT5 files and clicking OK.
Associate software with DCT5 file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with DCT5 extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select Microsoft Word and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with DCT5 extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the DCT5 is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the DCT5 file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check DCT5 file for viruses
1. Verify that the DCT5 in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DCT5 file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the DCT5 file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with DCT5 extension is complete and error-free

If the DCT5 file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the DCT5 file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Word

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support DCT5 files. Close all running programs and try opening the DCT5 file.

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Microsoft Word 5 For Mac Dictionary files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the DCT5 files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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