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SYC File Extension

Sniffer Capture

What is SYC file?

SYC filename suffix is mostly used for Sniffer Capture files. SYC files are supported by software applications available for devices running . SYC file format, along with 6033 other file formats, belongs to the Misc Files category. The most popular software that supports SYC files is Wireshark. On the official website of Gerald Combs developer not only will you find detailed information about theWireshark software, but also about SYC and other supported file formats.

Programs which support SYC file extension

Files with SYC 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 SYC file

Windows Windows

How to open file with SYC extension?

Problems with accessing SYC may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with SYC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Wireshark software

Install software to open SYC file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports SYC files installed on the system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install Wireshark. 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 Wireshark website and download the installer.

Step 2. Check the version of Wireshark and update if needed

Update software that support file extension SYCYou still cannot access SYC files although Wireshark 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. This can be one of the causes why SYC files are not compatible with Wireshark. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Wireshark.

Step 3. Assign Wireshark to SYC files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SYC files with latest version of Wireshark you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with SYC file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the SYC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Wireshark is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SYC files and clicking OK.
Associate software with SYC file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with SYC extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with SYC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the SYC for errors

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

Check SYC file for viruses
1. The SYC may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the SYC 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. SYC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Ensure the file with SYC extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic SYC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with SYC extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Wireshark

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Sniffer Capture files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the SYC files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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