What is a .DCT File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .dct extension, but you have never seen this extension before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .dct file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .DCT file?

The file extension .DCT is from Dictionary File.The file is a miscellaneous file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .dct file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .DCT file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .DCT file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .DCT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .dct file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the QuarkXPress software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is QuarkXPress.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .DCT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the QuarkXPress software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .DCT file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .dct file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the QuarkXPress software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: QuarkXPress.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .DCT file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the QuarkXPress software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .DCT file?

If you are still unable to open the .DCT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .DCT file.dct – NCH Software, .dct – Autodesk, .dct – DeSmuME, .dct – Electronic Arts. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .DCT file with the QuarkXPress program on Windows and QuarkXPress program on Mac.