The File Extensions Database

.ALC File Extension

  • Developer by: Ableton
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .ALC file?

.ALC is Ableton Live Clip File

Audio clip file created by Ableton Live, an audio production application; saves an audio segment that was imported and edited in the software; often created when cropping or trimming audio; used for saving custom audio segments.

Ableton Live doesn't create ALC files for every imported audio file. For example, if you import a .WAV file, it will keep the WAV file in its original form. However, if you edit the WAV file and save it to your library, then the software creates a new ALC file.

NOTE: Ableton Live creates .ASD audio metadata files when creating ALC clips. This helps speed up the process of using the audio clip.

Programs that open Ableton Live Clip File
Ableton Live
Ableton Live
File Type 2 Dynamics AX Label Description File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Data Files

Describes a label data (.ALD) file used by Microsoft Dynamics AX, a business management program for mid and large-sized organizations; contains descriptive information about the associated label.

ALC files are also referred to as Application Label Cache and Applications Label Comments files.

Microsoft developed Dynamics AX after acquiring Axtapa Systems.

Programs that open Dynamics AX Label Description File
Microsoft Dynamics AX

How to solve problems with ALC files

  • Associate the ALC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ALC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ALC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ALC file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ALC is Ableton Live Clip File. Because only the current version supports the latest ALC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Ableton manufacturer website after an available .ALC is Ableton Live Clip File update.
  • To make sure that your ALC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.