4 Easy Ways to Open ENC Files

We’ve all been there. You double-click on a file and it doesn’t open the way it should. It’s a common problem. Many file extensions can be opened by multiple programs, and many programs can open multiple file extensions. If you’re having trouble opening ENC files, here are some ways you might be able to make it work.

Use Another Program

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If you can’t view the ENC file by double-clicking it, try opening it in a different program. Some of the most popular programs for opening ENC files are Video File, Sniffer Capture File (Network Associates Technology Inc.), and My Personal Programmer Encrypted Distributed Project. Check out the developers’ websites, download one or more of these programs, then try to open your ENC file again.

Get a Clue From the File Type

One file extension can be used for multiple types of files. Knowing the type of file you have can help you find out how to open it. Most ENC files are categorized as Page Layout Files, which can be opened by numerous software packages. See if you have a program already installed on your computer that’s designed to open Page Layout Files. Hopefully, this program might also work with your ENC file.


You can find out which type of file your ENC file is by looking at the file’s properties. Just right-click the file icon and select “Properties” or “More Info.” On a Windows computer, the file type will be listed under “Type of File”; on a Mac, it will be under “Kind.”

Contact a Developer

Nobody knows more about file extensions than software developers. If you can’t open your ENC file using any of the usual programs, you can contact the program’s software developer and ask them for help. Find your program’s developer in the list below:

Software Developer
Video File Microsoft Developer
Sniffer Capture File (Network Associates Technology Inc.) DOS
My Personal Programmer Encrypted Distributed Project M:Pact Technologies
CopySafe PDF Encrypted File ArtistScope
Media Safe Encrypted Data Nova Epoc Systems
BlackIce Evidence Log File Microsoft Developer
Dungeon Related File Microsoft Developer
Census of Employment and Wages Flat Data File Bureau of Labor Statistics
Encore Musical Notation File GVOX
Knowledgeware Encyclopedia Windows Programmer
UUENCODE Encoded File Unknown

Get a Universal File Viewer

When no other program will open your ENC file, universal file viewers like File Magic (Download) are here to save the day. These programs can open many different types of files, so if none of the above tips work, a universal file viewer is the way to go. Note that some files are not compatible with universal file viewers and can only be opened in binary format.

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