IHC File Extension

IHC file icon
Proficy Historian
  • Developer
    General Electric Company
  • Category
  • Popularity
    2.6 (5 votes)

What is IHC file?

Full format name of files that use IHC extension is Proficy Historian. Proficy Historian format was developed by General Electric Company. Files with IHC extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. IHC file format, along with 4328 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports IHC files is Proficy Historian. Software named Proficy Historian was created by General Electric Company. In order to find more detailed information on the software and IHC files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support IHC file extension

The following listing features IHC-compatible programs. Files with IHC 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 IHC file

How to open file with IHC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IHC files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Proficy Historian files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the Proficy Historian

Problems with opening and working with IHC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IHC files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the Proficy Historian developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support IHC 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 Proficy Historian website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update Proficy Historian to the latest version

You still cannot access IHC files although Proficy Historian 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 Proficy Historian installed, it may not support IHC format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Proficy Historian.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IHC files to Proficy Historian

If you have the latest version of Proficy Historian installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IHC on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IHC file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Proficy Historian is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open IHC files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IHC file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IHC extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Check the IHC for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper IHC file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the IHC is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the IHC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

Did you receive the IHC file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. 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 IHC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Proficy Historian

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Proficy Historian file. It may be the case that the IHC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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