IDC File Extension

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Internet Database Connector Format
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What is IDC file?

IDC filename suffix is mostly used for Internet Database Connector Format files. Internet Database Connector Format format was developed by Microsoft. IDC file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with IDC extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 303 various file formats. The most popular program for handling IDC files is Microsoft IIS, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format. Microsoft IIS software was developed by Microsoft Corporation, and on its official website you may find more information about IDC files or the Microsoft IIS software program.

Programs which support IDC file extension

Programs that can handle IDC files are as follows. Files with IDC 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 IDC file

How to open file with IDC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IDC files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Internet Database Connector Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with IDC files.

Step 1. Install Microsoft IIS software

Problems with opening and working with IDC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IDC files being present on your machine. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft IIS or one to the listed programs: MySQL, Microsoft Visual Studio. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft IIS installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

You still cannot access IDC files although Microsoft IIS is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. 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 Microsoft IIS installed, it may not support IDC format. The most recent version of Microsoft IIS is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Internet Database Connector Format files with Microsoft IIS

After installing Microsoft IIS (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IDC files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the IDC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft IIS is installed, check the Always use this app to open IDC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with IDC extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IDC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the IDC is not faulty

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

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

Should it happed that the IDC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the IDC file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the IDC file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with IDC 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. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Internet Database Connector Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Microsoft IIS

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

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Internet Database Connector Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IDC files.

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