What is a DMC File?

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Question: What is a DMC File?

Did you find a DMC file on your computer and wonder what program should open it? Maybe someone emailed you a DMC file but you're not sure how to use it. Perhaps you tried to open the DMC file but Windows told you that it could not open it.

Before you can open a DMC file (assuming it's even a file format that's intended to be viewed or edited), you'll need to determine what kind of file the .DMC file extension refers to.

Answer: A file with the DMC file extension is a Medical Manager DML System Compiled Script file.

Other types of files may also use the DMC file extension. If you know of any additional file formats that use the .DMC extension, please let me know so I can update this information.

How To Open a DMC File

The easiest way to open a DMC file is to double-click on it and let your PC decide which default application should open the file. If no program opens the DMC file then you probably don't have an application installed that can view and/or edit DMC files.

Warning: Take great care when opening executable file formats received via email or downloaded from websites you're not familiar with. See my List of Executable File Extensions for a listing of file extensions to avoid and why.

DMC files can be opened with Datamartist. Some DMC files are in the form of an audio file and can be opened with FamiTracker.

Still, others can be 3D image files, which can open with DAZ 3D Mimic.

Tip: Use Notepad or another text editor to open the DMC file. Many files are text-only files meaning no matter the file extension, a text editor may be able to properly display the file's contents. This may or may not be the case with DMC files but it's worth a try.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the DMC file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open DMC files, see my How To Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How To Convert a DMC File:

There are two main ways to attempt to convert a DMC file to another file type:

The first option involving opening the DMC file in its native program is preferable because it's both easier and will probably result in a more accurate file conversion. Of course, if you don't have a program that opens DMC files, a third-party file conversion tool (the second option) could be very useful.

Important: You cannot usually change a file extension (like the DMC file extension) to one that your computer recognizes and expect the newly renamed file to be usable. An actual file format conversion using one of the methods described above must take place in most cases.

Still Having Problems Opening or Using a DMC File?

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Let me know what kinds of problems you're having with opening or using the DMC file and I'll see what I can do to help.