HC3 file format description

Many people share .hc3 files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .hc3 file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .hc3 files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.hc3 - AquaChem v3 Database

The HC3 data files are related to AquaChem. The HC3 file is an AquaChem v3 Database. AquaChem is a groundwater software package for anyone working with water data, and is suited for projects requiring management, analysis and reporting of water quality data.

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AquaChem v3 Database related extensions:
AquaChem Database

Naturally, other applications may also use the .hc3 file extension. Even harmful programs can create .hc3 files. Be especially cautious with .hc3 files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .hc3 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .hc3 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bc3, c3, ch3, gc3, h3, h3c, hc, hce, hcr, hcw, hd3, hs3, hv3, mc3, nc3

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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