File Extension Library

.DTC File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft Corporation
  • Category: Various data Files

What are .DTC files and how to open them?

Can't open .DTC file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DTC file.

What is a .DTC file extension?

.DTC file extension is created by Microsoft Corporation. .DTC has been classified as Various data Files.

.DTC is Microsoft Windows application log

The dtc file extension is used by Microsoft Windows for generated application logs. In Windows 98 and Windows Me, the Task Monitor tracks which programs are launched and how they load from disk, and it records the info in the Applog folder.

The Defrag utility then uses this info to provide special optimization for the program files you use most often. Rather than rearranging the clusters of these files in sequential order, Defrag rearranges them in the order they're loaded when the program launches.

.DTC file format is deprecated and this file format is no longer supported.

Currently, .DTC file type is not actively used and is obsolete. This usually happens with system files in older operating systems, files from long-discontinued software, or with previous versions of some file types (documents, projects, images, etc.) that were replaced in later versions of the original programs.

How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .dtc file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to fix problems with .DTC files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DTC files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DTC file format
  2. You need to check the .DTC file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)