OCX File - opening and understanding

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

What is an OCX file?

Files that contain the .ocx file extension are object linking and embedding files. OCX files are most commonly used within ActiveX forms that are used within interactive applications and websites. The files themselves are usually written in the C++ programming language with a variety of software development programs.

OCX files were initially referred to as OLE custom controls. Files with the .ocx extension are created for applications that run on the Microsoft Windows operating systems. They allow applications to perform tasks like scroll bar movements and windows resizing. Most Windows applications will use the OCX file format for such purposes.

How to open OCX 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 OCX for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 1 different OCX openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension OCX

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

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