SCC File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SCC file?

Files with the .scc extension are most commonly used by the Microsoft Visual SourceSafe version control tool. SourceSafe integrates with the Microsoft Visual Studio application. The SCC files contain the source code that is used to manage local copies of projects that are under source control. This file is created when a user performs a GET operation.

The .scc file extension is also used for Microsoft eXtended home computer bitmap image files, Scenarist closed caption files, Active ScreenSaver Builder configuration files, Stamp Collector's Girl Friday catalog files and 602Pro PC Suite files.

How to open SCC 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 SCC for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SCC openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension SCC

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SCC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SCC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!