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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 The reason that JDownloader cannot handle files with DLC may be that the software is outdated.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.
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
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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