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File Extension NCO

The file extension NCO is associated with the Nero Multimedia Suite, which is a suite of applications that provide tools for editing video and audio files, organizing multimedia, burning files to a CD or DVD, and backing up multimedia data. NCO files are stored in a compressed file format which is created using the Nero BackItUp application.

File extension NCO is categorized as a backup file type which contains a variety of multimedia data which is backed up to a disk. The files can contain audio, video, photos, and other multimedia which is organized in the Nero Multimedia Suite. The files are backed up using Nero BackItUp and can be opened using a variety of compression utility applications.

How to Open NCO Files

The most common way to open the file extension NCO is by using the Nero BackItUp software application. Nero BackItUp 12 is capable of backing up files, folders, or the entire contents of your PC. The files are then compressed and can be saved as a disk image for the purpose of storage and restoration. Nero BackItUp 12 is available as a paid download on the Nero website and is compatible with the Windows operating system version XP and later.

File extension NCO also uses ZIP compression for backed up data, which allows the file to be opened using a variety of decompression utility applications as long as the NCO file has not been encrypted. You can easily convert an NCO file to a ZIP file simply by right clicking on the file and then choosing Rename from the drop-down menu. When the prompt command appears, simply change the file extension to .ZIP.

Once you have changed the NCO file extension to ZIP, you can use a variety of utility applications such as WinZip and others to open the file. If you are using Windows, ZIP files can be opened using WinRAR, Corel WinZip 16.5, or 7-Zip. Other programs that will open ZIP files in Windows include Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe 2010 and Microsoft Windows Zip Utility.

For Mac OS X, you can open ZIP files using Apple Archive Utility which typically comes preinstalled on a Mac PC or Dare to be Creative Archiver which is available on the Archiver App website. You can also use Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe 2011, Corel WinZip for Mac, or the Unarchiver, which is an open source compression utility program available for download in the Mac App Store.

If you are using the Linux operating system, you can open ZIP files using p7zip, which is an open source compression utility available as a free download on the SourceForge website. Other programs that will open ZIP files include Unzip and funzip which are also open source free compression utility programs.