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What are DCA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DCA file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DCA files.

What is a DCA file?

DCA files have multiple uses, and DCA Archiver Compressed Archive is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

DCA Archiver Compressed Archive File

.DCA files belong to the compressed archive files that are created using the DCA Archiver application. A compressed archive file is a collection of multiple files with their metadata. Metadata is the embedded information or data describing the content of the archived file.

The .DCA files are created by DCA Archiver, an application used to create compressed archive files.

How to open DCA files

Important: Different programs may use files with the DCA file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your DCA file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different DCA openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 28, 2023

All known file formats using extension .DCA

While DCA Archiver Compressed Archive File is a popular type of DCA-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .DCA file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

IBM Document Content Architecture / Revisable Form Text

We know that one DCA format is IBM Document Content Architecture / Revisable Form Text. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DCA files. Remember, different programs may use DCA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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NCG CAMNCG CAMUser submitted
Tachograph File Viewer LETachograph File Viewer LEUser submitted
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