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What are ENC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ENC 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 ENC files.

What is an ENC file?

ENC files have multiple uses, and UUEncoded is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

UUEncoded file

Files that contain the .enc file extension most commonly hold uuencoded Unix files. The word "uuencoded" is derived from the Unix-to-Unix encoding process.

The Uuencode program takes the application's binary files and converts them into a text-based file format. These files are commonly used to email documents and prevent the documents from being corrupted during file transfer.

The file must be unencoded before the recipient can open the original file on their hard drive. ENC encoded files can be unencoded by a range of software utilities, also on e.g., Windows PCs.

How to open ENC files

We have identified two ENC openers that are compatible with this specific type of ENC file.

Programs that open UUEncoded files

Last updated: May 26, 2024

All known file formats using extension .ENC

While UUEncoded file is a popular type of ENC-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .ENC file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Encore Musical Notation data

Files with .enc file extension may also be project files created by the music notation software Encore.

Encore lets you play directly into Encore or transcribe your MIDI files to create accurate notations and printouts.

The .enc files contain all data related to a recording session.

ENC opener for Windows

We have identified one ENC opener that is compatible with this specific type of ENC file.


FontLab Encoding

We know that one ENC format is FontLab Encoding. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

EtherealEtherealUser submitted
IZArcIZArcUser submitted
CopySafe PDF ReaderCopySafe PDF ReaderUser submitted
GOM PlayerGOM PlayerUser submitted
EagleViewer ApplicationEagleViewer ApplicationUser submitted
Windows Media PlayerWindows Media PlayerUser submitted
Helicon FilterHelicon FilterUser submitted
Hancom OfficeHancom OfficeUser submitted
Microsoft Application VirtualizationMicrosoft Application VirtualizationUser submitted

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