NMC is a file extension commonly associated with ArcGIS Explorer Map Content Format files. ESRI defined the ArcGIS Explorer Map Content Format format standard. NMC files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. NMC file format, along with 251 other file formats, belongs to the GIS Files category. The software recommended for managing NMC 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 NMC and other supported file formats.
The following listing features NMC-compatible programs. Files with NMC 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.
Being unable to open files with NMC extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with NMC files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports NMC files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ArcGIS Explorer and install it on your device. 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.
If you already have ArcGIS Explorer installed on your systems and NMC 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. If you have an older version of ArcGIS Explorer installed, it may not support NMC format. The latest version of ArcGIS Explorer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If you have the latest version of ArcGIS Explorer installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage NMC on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the NMC file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the NMC file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the NMC file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the NMC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the NMC file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with NMC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the ArcGIS Explorer Map Content Format file again.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support NMC files. Close all running programs and try opening the NMC file.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ArcGIS Explorer Map Content Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle NMC files.
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