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DCA file format description

DCA file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with DCA files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the DCA file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing DCA files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 IBM DisplayWrite Document

The DCA file is categorized under Document. It is associated with Microsoft Office Converter Pack, serving as a IBM DisplayWrite Document. DisplayWrite was a word processor software application that IBM developed and marketed for its line of IBM PCs. Visit the website of Microsoft Office Converter Pack for a detailed description of the DCA format.

Application:Microsoft Office Converter Pack
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/dca-rft
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

IBM DisplayWrite Document related extensions

  • qpf QuickPad Encrypted Document
  • ijpds Scitex IJPDS File
  • br4 Bryce 4 Scene
  • clgx Collage Maker Collage

#2 DCA Archive

The DCA file is categorized under Archive. It is associated with DCA Archiver, serving as a DCA Archive. DCA is a free archiver program from Andrew Kletkin. It seems that DCA Archiver is no longer supported by the maker.

Application:DCA Archiver
Category:Archive files
Mime-type:application/x-dca
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

DCA Archive related extensions

  • sbc Smart Book Compiled Distribution Data
  • zip ZIP Archive
  • dp mToolkit Deployment Package
  • ddap DiskDoubler Compressed Data

#3 Visual Basic Active Designer Cache

The DCA file is categorized under Data. It is associated with Visual Basic, serving as a Visual Basic Active Designer Cache. Visit the website of Visual Basic for a detailed description of the DCA format.

Application:Visual Basic
Category:Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Visual Basic Active Designer Cache related extensions

  • fmx FME Desktop Custom Transformers Data
  • qdp Quick and Dandy Plotter Data
  • dlm Synology Download Station Search Module
  • tit Novapoint Horizontal Alignment Data

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Windows can't open your DCA file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this DCA file.

To set the DCA file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set DCA file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle DCA files with care

Exercise caution when handling DCA files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar DCA files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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