Files that contain the SMC extension are associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is Super Nintendo, but the extension can also be related to HP Smart Message Center and SmartMaster LOTUS. SMC files contain data and information related to the program that created them.
If the SMC file is associated with Super Nintendo by Nintendo, it is a game file type that contains duplicate games created by the original Super Nintendo file. SMC files contain ROM images created with the cartridge for Super Nintendo. Super Nintendo is an entertainment system that consists of a gaming console created by Nintendo. The console accommodates cartridges that create game files which are copied with the SMC file extension.
SMC files created with Hewlett-Packard Smart Message Center are cache file types that temporarily store data for the Smart Message Center to allow for easy retrieval. HP Smart Message Center stores messages that pertain to device printer utilities for Hewlett-Packard.
If the SMC file is related to SmartMaster LOTUS, it is a graphics file type that contains images and graphics used with SmartMaster templates. SmartMaster LOTUS is a graphics scene application used to create templates for Lotus.
How to Open SMC Files
Since SMC files are associated with multiple 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. SMC files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open them.
If the SMC files are related to Super Nintendo and you use Windows, you can open the file using ZSNES, which is an emulator that allows you to open and play Super Nintendo game files. Other programs that will open SMC files in Windows include no$sns, SNeSe, and SnEM.
If you are looking for a multiplatform application to open Super Nintendo SMC files, you can use Snes9x which is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X and the Linux operating system. Snes9x is a free emulator available for download on the Snes9x website.
SMC files associated with HP Smart Message Center can be opened using any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux. Since the files are a temporary file, you can delete them when you are finished with the application to save on disk space.
SMC files created with SmartMaster LOTUS can be opened using SmartMaster LOTUS Freelance Graphics 9x, which is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. You can obtain a free trial download on the IBM website.