DLC File Extension

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Download Link Container Format

What is DLC file?

DLC file extension is used by encrypted container files, which are used for storing downloaded data or data to be downloaded. DLC format is used by Jdownloader, a platform-independent application written in Java. DLC files contain encrypted list of download links to be downloaded by the application.

Sharing links easily

Single DLC can store many links to files tat can be downloaded form file-sharing websites such as Rapidshare or Megaupload. Sharing links using DLC containers is easy and very convenient.

DLC file encryption

Files stored in DLC containers are divided into parts. Stored files as well as the DLC container are encrypted. DLC format uses end-to-end encryption for client-server sessions, which is processed locally, and the keys are shared over the internet. In order ot access a DLC container, the application must authorize itself with Web keys. Encryption prevents unathorized access to DLC data.

Programs which support DLC file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open DLC files divided into 5 categories according to system platform supported. Files with DLC 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 DLC file

How to open file with DLC extension?

Being unable to open files with DLC extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Download Link Container Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install JDownloader software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports DLC files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install JDownloader or one to the listed programs: FreeRapid Downloader, pyLoad. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download JDownloader installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Jdownloader Team website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update JDownloader to the latest version

If you already have JDownloader installed on your systems and DLC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that JDownloader cannot handle files with DLC may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of JDownloader is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign JDownloader to DLC files

After installing JDownloader (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open DLC files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

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 DLC file
  • 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 JDownloader is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open DLC files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the DLC file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select JDownloader and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with DLC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the DLC is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the DLC file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the DLC in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the DLC file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the DLC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic DLC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the DLC 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Download Link Container Format file again.

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

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with DLC extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Download Link Container Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle DLC files.

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