MENC File - opening and understanding

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

What is a MENC file?

The MENC file format is typically associated with encryption for mobile storage devices. MENC files are encrypted files that have been created by mobile devices which operate on the Windows operating platform. The files that are stored with the .menc file extension are encrypted backup files of a file that is on a mobile Windows device.

The MENC files contain encrypted copies of a user's original files along with file header information. The MENC file format allows for the secure storage of files on external storage media. The .menc extension is what allows the user to see that the file has been encrypted.

How to open MENC 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 MENC for different purposes.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension MENC

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