DCT File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DCT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DCT files.

What is a DCT file?

Files that contain the .dct file extension are most commonly associated with dictionary files that are used by a variety of different spell-checking applications. The DCT files that are used by these programs contains a list of words. The list is often available in different languages. AutoCAD, Clarion and ArcView all use the DCT file format for dictionary files.

The .dct file suffix is also used by the Microsoft Visual FoxPro software program. These DCT files contain database memo files that have been created with the FoxPro software.

The Delphi software development software has also been known to use the .dct file extension. These DCT files contain component template files that have been created for use with the Delphi development application.

How to open DCT 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 DCT for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DCT openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DCT

While we know of one file format using the .DCT 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 .DCT file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Express ZipExpress ZipUser submitted
VideoPadVideoPadUser submitted
Express RipExpress RipUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
WavePad Audio-EditorWavePad Audio-EditorUser submitted
ExpressZipExpressZipUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DCT-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DCT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!