CRC File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a CRC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CRC files.
What is a CRC file?
CRC is an acronym for Cyclic Redundancy Check. Files that contain the .crc file extension are used to store CRC code for a split file archive.
These CRC files are created by the Total Commander file management utility that is used for Windows operating systems. Total Commander is similar to the Windows Explorer utility, but it allows users access to added features such as file compression and decompression and access to FTP servers.
The CRC files that are used by this application verify that the files from a split archive have been properly restored back to the original file and that no information is missing or corrupt once the files are uncompressed and the archives are restored from split volumes.
How to open CRC files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CRC for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different CRC openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension CRC
While we know of one file format using the .CRC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .CRC file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of CRC files. Remember, different programs may use CRC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.