EMC File Type

- The quick facts

What are EMC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an EMC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an EMC file?

Files that contain the .emc file extension are most commonly associated with the Striata encryption software. These files contain Striata encrypted documents.

The EMC file format prevents unauthorized viewers from reading the information that is contained within an email attachment that is being sent or received. These files commonly contain bills, invoices, collection notices and other documents that are commonly used by banks and credit card companies. The EMC files are created when these institutions send online statements to their customers.

The EMC file format incorporates a triple DES encryption algorithm to ensure the security of the information being sent and the safety of a recipient's personal information.

How to open EMC files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 2 different EMC openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: February 24, 2013

Suggest another file format using extension EMC

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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