The File Extensions Database

.EXC File Extension

  • Developer by: Lionhead Studios
  • Category: Game Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .EXC file?

.EXC is Black & White Zone File

Game data file used by Black & White, a a strategy game where players act as gods and control villages of people; stores information for a zone, which is a level for the game; located in the \Data\Zones\ directory within a Black and White installation.

EXC files are also used by the Black & White Creature Isle expansion.

NOTE: Lionhead Studios Black & White has been discontinued.

Programs that open Black & White Zone File
Lionhead Studios Black and White
Lionhead Studios Black and White
File Type 2 eDataSecurity Management Self-extracting File
Developer by: Acer Category: Encoded Files

Self-extracting file created by eDataSecurity Management, a program used to encrypt private documents; contains the exact same data as the source file but is encrypted in order to protect its contents; similar to the .ENX file.

The purpose of the EXC file is to allows users to more easily share their encrypted file with other people. The format is self-extracting, which allows a person to open the EXC file without using eDataSecurity Management. However, the receiver of the file must rename the ".exc" extension to ".exe" in order to open the encrypted file.

NOTE: eDataSecurity Management was discontinued after Windows Vista.

How to solve problems with EXC files

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