How to open DCX file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

DCX files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing DCX file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with DCX extension. However, it should be remembered that DCX file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Microsoft Visual FoxPro Database Container (DBC) but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning DCX files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with DCX extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro Database Container (DBC)

    .dcx file extension

    Category: Database Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0
  • CAS Fax Image Format

    .dcx file extension

    Category: Document Files

    OS Software
    Windows ACCPAC FAXserve ACCPAC FAXserve
    Nuance PaperPort 12 Nuance PaperPort 12
    GraphicRegion Able Fax Tif View GraphicRegion Able Fax Tif View
    SFaxTools Studio FaxSee Pro or Smart FaxSee SFaxTools Studio FaxSee Pro or Smart FaxSee
  • Zsoft PC Publishers Paintbrush Image Format

    .dcx file extension

    Category: Graphic Files

    OS Software
    Windows ZSoft PC Paintbrush ZSoft PC Paintbrush
    Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3
    Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS5
    ACDSee Photo Manager 12 ACDSee Photo Manager 12
    Nuance OmniPage 17 Nuance OmniPage 17
    XnView XnView
    Multi-Page TIFF Editor 1.4k Multi-Page TIFF Editor 1.4k
    MAC OS Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS5
    Nuance OmniPage Pro X Nuance OmniPage Pro X
    XnView XnView

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from DCX files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning DCX extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning DCX extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the DCX file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports DCX file extension
  • DCX file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with DCX files


If DCX file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a DCX file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open DCX file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing DCX in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit DCX format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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