WCX File Extension

WCX file icon
Total Commander Plug-in
  • Developer
    Ghisler Software GmbH
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3 (2 votes)

What is WCX file?

WCX filename suffix is mostly used for Total Commander Plug-in files. Ghisler Software GmbH defined the Total Commander Plug-in format standard. Files with WCX extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with WCX extension are categorized as Plugin Files files. The Plugin Files subset comprises 139 various file formats. The software recommended for managing WCX files is Total Commander. Software named Total Commander was created by Ghisler Software GmbH. In order to find more detailed information on the software and WCX files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support WCX file extension

Programs that can handle WCX files are as follows. WCX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support WCX file

How to open file with WCX extension?

Problems with accessing WCX may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Total Commander Plug-in files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with WCX files.

Step 1. Get the Total Commander

Problems with opening and working with WCX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with WCX files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download Total Commander 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 Total Commander installed is by going to developer’s website (Ghisler Software GmbH) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of Total Commander

You still cannot access WCX files although Total Commander is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. This can be one of the causes why WCX files are not compatible with Total Commander. The latest version of Total Commander should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open WCX files to Total Commander

If you have the latest version of Total Commander installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage WCX 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

  • Clicking the WCX with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Total Commander is installed, check the Always use this app to open WCX files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected WCX file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • 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 WCX extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the WCX for errors

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

1. Check the WCX file for viruses or malware

If the WCX is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the WCX file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic WCX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the WCX file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 Total Commander Plug-in file.

4. Check whether your system can handle Total Commander

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with Total Commander Plug-in file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle WCX files.

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