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NCO File Extension

Nero BackItUp Format
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What is NCO file?

Full format name of files that use NCO extension is Nero BackItUp Format. Nero defined the Nero BackItUp Format format standard. NCO file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. Files with NCO extension are categorized as Backup Files files. The Backup Files subset comprises 234 various file formats. Nero BackItUp supports NCO files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 2 other tools may also be used. Nero BackItUp software was developed by Nero AG, and on its official website you may find more information about NCO files or the Nero BackItUp software program.

Programs which support NCO file extension

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

How to open file with NCO extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NCO files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with NCO extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Nero BackItUp software

Install software to open NCO file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NCO files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Nero BackItUp or one to the listed programs: WinZip, Nero Multimedia Suite. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support NCO files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download Nero BackItUp installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Nero AG website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Nero BackItUp

Update software that support file extension NCOYou still cannot access NCO files although Nero BackItUp is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Nero BackItUp cannot handle files with NCO 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 Nero BackItUp.

Step 3. Associate Nero BackItUp Format files with Nero BackItUp

After installing Nero BackItUp (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NCO 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 NCO file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NCO file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the Nero BackItUp installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NCO files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NCO file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected NCO file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Nero BackItUp and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with NCO extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the NCO for errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the NCO file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check NCO file for viruses
1. Verify that the NCO in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the NCO is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the NCO file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. NCO file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the NCO file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with NCO 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.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Nero BackItUp Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Nero BackItUp

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

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 Nero BackItUp Format file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with NCO files affecting older versions of given software.

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