The Four Best Ways to Open DC1 Files

The first way you should always try to open file extension DC1 is to double-click it, but when that doesn’t work, there are a few other things you can try. There are lots of programs that can open different file extensions, and there are some simple ways you can tell which one to use.

Pick the Right Program

Start by choosing the right program to open your DC1 file. The most common program used to open DC1 files is listed below. At a minimum, this program should be able to open your DC1 file:

  • Unknown Apple II File

Note the File Type

Other programs may be able to open your DC1 file, depending on the type of file it is. You can find the file type listed in the file’s properties. On a Windows PC, right-click the file, click "Properties", then look under “Type of File.” On a Mac computer, right-click the file, click “More Info,” then look under “Kind”.


Tip: If it’s the DC1 file extension, it probably falls under the CAD Files type, so any program used for CAD Files should open your DC1 file.

Ask the Developer

Contacting the software developer is another easy way to get help opening a DC1 file. You can find the developers for the most common programs used to open DC1 files in the list below.

Software Developer
Unknown Apple II File found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom

Use a Universal File Viewer

When all else fails, a universal file viewer is the best way to open a DC1 file. Programs like File Magic (Download) can open many different types of files, depending on the format. Although, some files may not be compatible with these programs. If your DC1 file isn’t compatible, it will only open in binary format.

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