FPENC File Extension

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FileProtect Encrypted Format
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What is FPENC file?

FPENC is a file extension commonly associated with FileProtect Encrypted Format files. FileProtect defined the FileProtect Encrypted Format format standard. FPENC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. FPENC file format, along with 207 other file formats, belongs to the Encoded Files category. FileProtect supports FPENC files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used.

Programs which support FPENC file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with FPENC files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with FPENC extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support FPENC file

How to open file with FPENC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening FPENC files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with FPENC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the FileProtect

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports FPENC files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the FileProtect developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support FPENC files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit FileProtect website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of FileProtect and update if needed

If the problems with opening FPENC files still occur even after installing FileProtect, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software.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

Step 3. Set the default application to open FPENC files to FileProtect

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate FPENC files with latest version of FileProtect you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the FPENC file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the FileProtect installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open FPENC files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Check the FPENC for errors

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

1. Check the FPENC file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the FPENC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the FPENC file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the FPENC file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic FPENC 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. When downloading the file with FPENC 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.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the FileProtect Encrypted Format file.

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

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with FileProtect Encrypted Format files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with FPENC files affecting older versions of given software.

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