NC File Type

- The quick facts

What are NC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a NC 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 a NC file?

NC files have multiple uses, and Network Common Data Form is one of them.

Network Common Data Form File

These files are in a data file format developed by MathWorks, Inc. They are also known as unidata network common data form files.

These .nc files are generated by the Matlab software, which is a scientific and mathematical data manipulation program that was also created by MathWorks, Inc. The files contain a set of machine-independent data formats along with a series of software libraries providing functions for accessing, sharing, distributing, and creating scientific data, specifically array-oriented scientific information.

How to open NC files

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

Programs that open Network Common Data Form files


Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the NC extension

Through our research of NC files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

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Mcrypt Encrypted File

NetCDF Network Common Data Form

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Various apps that use files with this extension

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

AlphaeditAlphaeditUser submitted
TruTops ConvertTruTops ConvertUser submitted
Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
CIMCO EditCIMCO EditUser submitted
ESPRIT.NCEditESPRIT.NCEditUser submitted
De-CamDe-CamUser submitted
NCEDIT ApplicationNCEDIT ApplicationUser submitted
HSMWorks EditHSMWorks EditUser submitted
UniPlotUniPlotUser submitted
Predator CNC EditorPredator CNC EditorUser submitted