The File Extensions Database

.ENC File Extension

  • Category: Encoded Files

What is an .ENC file?

.ENC is Encoded File

An ENC file is a generic encoded file that may use one of several different types of proprietary or standard encodings. It is encoded to help protect the file from unauthorized use, or to help set up the file for a particular use, such as Internet transfer.

ENC files may be encoded in the .UUE format, which can be opened with a program such as StuffIt Deluxe. However, ENC files that use a proprietary encoding can only be opened by the program that encoded the file.

File Type 2 Cabal Online Data File
Developer by: ESTsoft Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Data file used by Cabal Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG); commonly located in the \data\ directory of the software installation; can be named cabal.enc or one of several other names.

Corrupt ENC files have been known to cause issues when loading Cabal Online, sometimes after applying game patches. Some users have had success resolving this issue by fully uninstalling and reinstalling the software.

Programs that open Cabal Online Data File
ESTsoft Cabal Online
File Type 3 Electronic Navigation Chart File
Developer by: NOAA Category: Data Files

Navigational chart format used by the Office of Coast Survey (OCS); also referred to as NOAA ENC files, which stands for "National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration" (NOAA) "Electronic Navigation Chart" (ENC) files.

The NOAA ENC file format is defined by the International Hydrographic Organization S-57 standard. ENC data is used to support marine transportation infrastructure and coastal management.

NOAA ENC files are saved as a database of chart features. Information saved in an ENC file includes the location of each chart feature, as well as attributes such as color, shape, depth, etc.

File Type 4 Encore Musical Notation File
Developer by: GVOX Category: Misc Files Format: Binary

Musical score created by Encore, a program used to compose music; may contain instruments, notes, lyrics, time signatures, and key signatures, as well as the title and composer information; used to store compositions and print musical scores.

Encore can import and export standard Music XML files to integrate with other musical notation programs. The software also supports high-quality prints using PostScript and TrueType technologies.

Programs that open Encore Musical Notation File
GVOX Encore
GVOX Encore
File Type 5 Copysafe Protected PDF File
Developer by: ArtistScope Category: Page Layout Files

Copy-protected .PDF file created with CopySafe PDF software; prevents images and text from being copied and protects against Printscreen and screen capture commands; may also include printing protection, password protection, and date expiration.

How to solve problems with ENC files

  • Associate the ENC file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ENC file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ENC files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ENC 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 .ENC is Encoded File. Because only the current version supports the latest ENC file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the N/A manufacturer website after an available .ENC is Encoded File update.
  • To make sure that your ENC file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.