The file extension ENC is associated with more than ten programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is Encore, but the extension can also be created as a Uuencode file or with BlackICE, CopySafe, Yahoo Instant Messenger, and NOAA. ENC files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the file extension ENC is related to Encore, the file is a various file type that contains musical notation, bar lines, clefs, dynamics, time signatures, key signatures, and other elements used to create a musical composition. Encore is a musical notation software application created by GVOX which provides a way to create orchestral scores, musical arrangements, songbooks, sheet music, and other music publications.
ENC files which are defined as Uuencode are an encoded and encrypted file type that contains a variety of encoded data which is related to the application that created it. Uuencoding is a format that is used by a variety of programs such as Adobe, Lotus, and others to protect specific files from unauthorized access. This means that the file must be opened with an encryption key and the application which created the file.
ENC files that are part of BlackICE are an encoded and encrypted file type that contains a log of malicious attacks which are identified on a PC by the BlackICE PC Protection application. BlackICE is a firewall protection program that guards your PC against malware and viruses that can originate from the Internet.
If the file extension ENC is associated with CopySafe, the file is an encoded and encrypted file type that contains a PDF document which is encoded and also can be encrypted. The file is created by CopySafe, which is an application produced by ArtistScope designed to protect unauthorized access to documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
ENC files which are created with Yahoo Instant Messenger are a data file type that is used to run the Instant Messenger application. This type of ENC file contains configuration and resource data which is necessary for running Instant Messenger software. Yahoo Instant Messenger is a chat application that provides tools for sending text messages, voice calls, and various file types to contacts.
ENC files that are related to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) are a GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and GPS map file type which contains vector charts used for marine and coastal management applications. This type of ENC file is created using the NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts to GIS.
How to Open ENC Files
Since the file extension ENC is associated with more than ten programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. ENC files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open them.
ENC files that are created with Encore must be opened using the Encore application since the format is proprietary to Encore. Encore is available in a demo version on the GVOX website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
Uuencode ENC files should be opened with the specific application that created the file along with the encryption key assigned to the end user. Since this file type is encoded and encrypted, it is not possible to convert it to another format for use with additional applications.
If the ENC file is related to BlackICE, you must use the BlackICE PC Protection program to open it. BlackICE can be downloaded as a free trial on the CNET website and is compatible with all versions of the Windows operating system.
ENC files which are part of CopySafe can be opened using CopySafe PDF Protector or CopySafe PDF Reader. CopySafe PDF security programs are available in a free trial version on the ArtistScope website and are compatible with the Windows operating system. Since CopySafe files are protected, it is not possible to open the file using a conventional PDF document reader.
If the file extension ENC is associated with Yahoo Instant Messenger, you must open the file using the Yahoo Instant Messenger application since the file plays a role in running the IM program. Instant Messenger is available for download on the Yahoo website and compatible with Windows and Mac OS X.
ENC files that are created by NOAA should be opened using the NOAA Electronic Navigational Charts to GIS which is available in the Nautical Charts section on the NOAA website. Electronic Navigational Charts is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.