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NCR File Extension

NCR Image

What is NCR file?

NCR is a file extension commonly associated with NCR Image files. Files with NCR extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Windows platform. NCR file format, along with 507 other file formats, belongs to the Raster Image Files category. The most popular program for handling NCR files is PaintShop Pro, but users can choose among 2 different programs that support this file format.

Programs which support NCR file extension

The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with NCR files, divided into 2 categories based on operating system on which they are available. NCR files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support NCR file

How to open file with NCR extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NCR files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with NCR 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 PaintShop Pro software

Install software to open NCR file Problems with opening and working with NCR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NCR files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select PaintShop Pro or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Photoshop, XnView) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit PaintShop Pro website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update PaintShop Pro to the latest version

Update software that support file extension NCRYou still cannot access NCR files although PaintShop Pro is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of PaintShop Pro installed, it may not support NCR format. The latest version of PaintShop Pro should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open NCR files to PaintShop Pro

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

Associate software with NCR file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NCR 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 PaintShop Pro is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open NCR files and clicking OK.
Associate software with NCR file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NCR file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select PaintShop Pro and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with NCR extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the NCR file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the NCR file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

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

If the NCR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the NCR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic NCR 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. When downloading the file with NCR extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the NCR Image file.

4. Check whether your system can handle PaintShop Pro

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support NCR files. Close all running programs and try opening the NCR 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 NCR Image files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NCR files.

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