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File Extension OFC

The file extension OFC is defined as an Open Financial Connectivity format which is a financial format developed by Microsoft. Microsoft created it as an open format in an effort to make it easier to exchange financial data with other programs.

The OFC file extension is categorized as a data file type that contains a variety of financial information created with Microsoft financial software applications such as Microsoft Money. OFC files in Open Financial Connectivity format were created in the mid-1990s for use with multiple financial programs in addition to Microsoft Money.

OFC files have since been replaced with the file extension OFX and the OFC format has basically become obsolete. This means that OFC files can be opened using earlier financial applications unless they are converted to the OFX file extension to be used with current applications.

How to Open OFC Files

If you are using the Windows operating system, you can open the file extension OFC with Microsoft Money. Since OFC files are an older financial format, you must use any version of Microsoft Money prior to 2005. Microsoft Money has been discontinued, so you may need to find someone who has an older version of the program.

Another option you can use to open OFC files is Moneydance Personal Finance by Reilly Technologies. Moneydance is personal finance software which can be used for online banking and bill payment, budgeting, and account management. Moneydance is available for download on the Moneydance website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.

You can also try converting the OFC file to the OFX extension for use with current financial software applications. There are a number of file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert OFC files for you.

Another conversion option is to use an online resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion for you as long as the content is not encrypted. Simply log onto the Zamzar website, browse for the OFC file on your PC, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.