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SYNC File Extension

Apple ColorSync
  • Developer
    Apple, Inc.
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  • Popularity
    5 (1 votes)

What is SYNC file?

SYNC is a file extension commonly associated with Apple ColorSync files. Apple ColorSync specification was created by Apple, Inc.. Files with SYNC extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS platform. Files with SYNC extension are categorized as Misc Files files. The Misc Files subset comprises 6033 various file formats. The most popular program for handling SYNC files is Apple ColorSync, but users can choose among 1 different programs that support this file format. Apple ColorSync software was developed by Apple, Inc., and on its official website you may find more information about SYNC files or the Apple ColorSync software program.

Programs which support SYNC file extension

Programs that can handle SYNC files are as follows. Files with SYNC 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 SYNC file

How to open file with SYNC extension?

Problems with accessing SYNC may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with SYNC files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with SYNC files.

Step 1. Get the Apple ColorSync

Install software to open SYNC file Problems with opening and working with SYNC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with SYNC files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select Apple ColorSync or one of the recommended programs (for example, Mac OS X) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Apple ColorSync installed is by going to developer’s website (Apple, Inc.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Apple ColorSync to the latest version

Update software that support file extension SYNCYou still cannot access SYNC files although Apple ColorSync 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 SYNC files are not compatible with Apple ColorSync. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Apple ColorSync.

Step 3. Associate Apple ColorSync files with Apple ColorSync

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate SYNC files with latest version of Apple ColorSync you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with SYNC 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 SYNC file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Apple ColorSync is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SYNC files and clicking OK.
Associate software with SYNC file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Check the SYNC for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper SYNC file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

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

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SYNC file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the SYNC file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic SYNC 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 SYNC 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

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Apple ColorSync file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Apple ColorSync

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

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Apple ColorSync 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 SYNC files.

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