SMC File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SMC file?

Files that contain the the SMC file extension are normally associated with Nintendo's Super Nintendo gaming system (SNES). The SMC files contain digital image copies of the games that were originally contained within an original SNES game cartridge.

The SMC files that contain these game copies allow the SNES games to be played on a personal computer. In order to play the games, the computer must have the proper game emulator installed.

In some cases, the games that are contained in an SMC file are copyrighted. In other cases, the games may have been released for unrestricted use and are not copyrighted.

How to open SMC 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 SMC for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension SMC

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
Snes9X SNES EmulatorSnes9X SNES EmulatorUser submitted
Music ScoreMusic ScoreUser submitted
SMC Karaoke ManagerSMC Karaoke ManagerUser submitted
SmithSmithUser submitted
MusicScorePro3MusicScorePro3User submitted
MetaProducts StartUp OrganizerMetaProducts StartUp OrganizerUser submitted
Solibri Model ViewerSolibri Model ViewerUser submitted
IBM Lotus Freelance GraphicsIBM Lotus Freelance GraphicsUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SMC-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 SMC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!