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MENC File Extension

Windows Mobile Encrypted Format
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What is MENC file?

MENC filename suffix is mostly used for Windows Mobile Encrypted Format files. Microsoft defined the Windows Mobile Encrypted Format format standard. MENC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with MENC extension are categorized as Data Files files. The Data Files subset comprises 1326 various file formats. The most popular software that supports MENC files is ActiveSync. Software named ActiveSync was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and MENC files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support MENC file extension

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

Windows Windows

How to open file with MENC extension?

Being unable to open files with MENC extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with MENC 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. Download and install ActiveSync

Install software to open MENC file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports MENC files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the ActiveSync developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading ActiveSync installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

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

Update software that support file extension MENCIf you already have ActiveSync installed on your systems and MENC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of ActiveSync installed, it may not support MENC format. The most recent version of ActiveSync is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign ActiveSync to MENC files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate MENC files with latest version of ActiveSync 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 MENC file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the MENC file and choose 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 ActiveSync is installed, check the Always use this app to open MENC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with MENC file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with MENC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 MENC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the MENC is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the MENC file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

Should it happed that the MENC 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 MENC file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

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

If the MENC 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 MENC 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle ActiveSync

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

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

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

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