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NCH File Extension

Outlook Express Folder Format
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What is NCH file?

Full format name of files that use NCH extension is Outlook Express Folder Format. Outlook Express Folder Format format was developed by Microsoft. Files with NCH extension may be used by programs distributed for platform. Files with NCH extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. Users are advised to use Microsoft Outlook Express software for managing NCH files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file. Software named Microsoft Outlook Express was created by Microsoft Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and NCH files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support NCH file extension

Files with NCH 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 NCH file

How to open file with NCH extension?

Problems with accessing NCH may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Outlook Express Folder 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 NCH files.

Step 1. Get the Microsoft Outlook Express

Install software to open NCH file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NCH files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Outlook Express or one of the recommended programs (for example, Windows Mail) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Outlook Express 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 Outlook Express

Update software that support file extension NCHIf you already have Microsoft Outlook Express installed on your systems and NCH files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that Microsoft Outlook Express cannot handle files with NCH may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Outlook Express.

Step 3. Assign Microsoft Outlook Express to NCH files

If you have the latest version of Microsoft Outlook Express installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage NCH on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with NCH file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Clicking the NCH with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • 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 Microsoft Outlook Express is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open NCH files and clicking OK.
Associate software with NCH file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the NCH is not faulty

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 NCH file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

Should it happed that the NCH 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. NCH file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic NCH file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with NCH extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Outlook Express Folder Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Outlook Express

If the systems has insufficient resources to open NCH files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

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

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

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