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NCFG File Extension

ArcGIS Explorer Configuration Format

What is NCFG file?

Full format name of files that use NCFG extension is ArcGIS Explorer Configuration Format. ArcGIS Explorer Configuration Format specification was created by ESRI. NCFG file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with NCFG extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1290 various file formats. The software recommended for managing NCFG files is ArcGIS Explorer. On the official website of Esri developer not only will you find detailed information about theArcGIS Explorer software, but also about NCFG and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NCFG file extension

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

How to open file with NCFG extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NCFG files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with NCFG files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install ArcGIS Explorer software

Install software to open NCFG file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NCFG files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the ArcGIS Explorer 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. If you want to download ArcGIS Explorer installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Esri website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of ArcGIS Explorer and update if needed

Update software that support file extension NCFGIf you already have ArcGIS Explorer installed on your systems and NCFG files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why NCFG files are not compatible with ArcGIS Explorer. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ArcGIS Explorer.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NCFG files to ArcGIS Explorer

After installing ArcGIS Explorer (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NCFG files. 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 NCFG file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the NCFG 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 ArcGIS Explorer installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NCFG files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NCFG file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NCFG file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • 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 NCFG extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the NCFG is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the NCFG file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check NCFG file for viruses
1. The NCFG may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the NCFG 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. NCFG file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the NCFG 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. If the NCFG file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ArcGIS Explorer Configuration Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle ArcGIS Explorer

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

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 ArcGIS Explorer Configuration Format files. It may be the case that the NCFG files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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