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NDC File Extension

Personal Communications Settings Format

What is NDC file?

NDC filename suffix is mostly used for Personal Communications Settings Format files. IBM defined the Personal Communications Settings Format format standard. Files with NDC extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with NDC extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1290 various file formats. The most popular software that supports NDC files is IBM Personal Communications. On the official website of IBM developer not only will you find detailed information about theIBM Personal Communications software, but also about NDC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support NDC file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support NDC files. Files with NDC 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 NDC file

How to open file with NDC extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening NDC files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with NDC 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. Get the IBM Personal Communications

Install software to open NDC file Problems with opening and working with NDC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with NDC files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download IBM Personal Communications and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading IBM Personal Communications installed is by going to developer’s website (IBM) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update IBM Personal Communications to the latest version

Update software that support file extension NDCIf the problems with opening NDC files still occur even after installing IBM Personal Communications, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of IBM Personal Communications is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that IBM Personal Communications cannot handle files with NDC may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of IBM Personal Communications should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign IBM Personal Communications to NDC files

After installing IBM Personal Communications (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open NDC files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with NDC file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the NDC 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 IBM Personal Communications installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open NDC files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with NDC file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the NDC file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select IBM Personal Communications and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with NDC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the NDC is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the NDC file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the NDC 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 NDC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

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

If you obtained the problematic NDC 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. If the NDC 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 Personal Communications Settings Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle IBM Personal Communications

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

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

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Personal Communications Settings Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NDC files.

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