FCFE File Extension

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Microsoft Access Encrypted Database Format

What is FCFE file?

FCFE is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Access Encrypted Database Format files. Files with FCFE extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. FCFE file belongs to the Encoded Files category just like 223 other filename extensions listed in our database. Microsoft Access is by far the most used program for working with FCFE files. Software named Microsoft Access was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and FCFE files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support FCFE file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support FCFE files. Files with FCFE 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 FCFE file

Updated: 01/13/2021

How to open file with FCFE extension?

Being unable to open files with FCFE extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with FCFE 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. Install Microsoft Access software

Install software to open FCFE file Problems with opening and working with FCFE files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with FCFE files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Microsoft Access and install it on your device. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download Microsoft Access installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Microsoft Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Microsoft Access

Update software that support file extension FCFEYou still cannot access FCFE files although Microsoft Access 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. The reason that Microsoft Access cannot handle files with FCFE may be that the software is outdated. 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 Access.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Access to FCFE files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FCFE files with latest version of Microsoft Access you have installed on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with FCFE file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the FCFE 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 Access is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open FCFE files and clicking OK.
Associate software with FCFE file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FCFE 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....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with FCFE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the FCFE for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the FCFE file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check FCFE file for viruses
1. Check the FCFE file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the FCFE 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. FCFE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the FCFE file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with FCFE extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

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. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft Access

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support FCFE files. Close all running programs and try opening the FCFE 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 Access Encrypted Database 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 FCFE files affecting older versions of given software.

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