FIC File Extension

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WinDev Hyper Format Database

What is FIC file?

Full format name of files that use FIC extension is WinDev Hyper Format Database. WinDev Hyper Format Database format was developed by PC SOFT. FIC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. FIC file belongs to the Database Files category just like 358 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing FIC files is WinDev. On the official website of PC SOFT developer not only will you find detailed information about theWinDev software, but also about FIC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support FIC file extension

The following listing features FIC-compatible programs. FIC files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support FIC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with FIC extension?

Being unable to open files with FIC extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to WinDev Hyper Format Database 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. Download and install WinDev

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening FIC files is that no program that can handle FIC files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download WinDev and install it on your device. 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 WinDev installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit PC SOFT website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update WinDev to the latest version

If the problems with opening FIC files still occur even after installing WinDev, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of WinDev is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of WinDev installed, it may not support FIC format. The latest version of WinDev should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate WinDev Hyper Format Database files with WinDev

After installing WinDev (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open FIC files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

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

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the FIC file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select WinDev and click Change for all...
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with FIC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the FIC for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the FIC file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The FIC may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the FIC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Scan the FIC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the FIC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic FIC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. If the FIC 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. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open WinDev

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with WinDev Hyper Format Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle FIC files.

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