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OCE File Extension

Open Catalog Extension Connection Format

What is OCE file?

OCE filename suffix is mostly used for Open Catalog Extension Connection Format files. Oracle defined the Open Catalog Extension Connection Format format standard. OCE files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. OCE file format, along with 1298 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. Users are advised to use Brio Intelligence software for managing OCE files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support OCE file extension

The following listing features OCE-compatible programs. Files with OCE 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 OCE file

How to open file with OCE extension?

Problems with accessing OCE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with OCE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with OCE files.

Step 1. Get the Brio Intelligence

Install software to open OCE file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports OCE files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Brio Intelligence or one to the listed programs: Oracle Business Intelligence. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit Brio Intelligence website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Brio Intelligence and update if needed

Update software that support file extension OCEYou still cannot access OCE files although Brio Intelligence is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Brio Intelligence installed, it may not support OCE format. The most recent version of Brio Intelligence is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Open Catalog Extension Connection Format files with Brio Intelligence

If you have the latest version of Brio Intelligence installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage OCE 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.

Associate software with OCE file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

  • Right-click the OCE file and choose Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Brio Intelligence is installed, check the Always use this app to open OCE files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with OCE file on Mac

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with OCE extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with OCE extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Verify that the OCE is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the OCE file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check OCE file for viruses
1. Check the OCE file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the OCE is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the OCE file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic OCE 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 OCE 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 Open Catalog Extension Connection Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Brio Intelligence

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support OCE files. Close all running programs and try opening the OCE file.

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 Open Catalog Extension Connection Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle OCE files.

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