What is a .NCFG File And How To Open It – ESRI (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .ncfg extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .ncfg file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .NCFG file?

The .NCFG file extension stands for ArcGIS Explorer Configuration File. The creator of this file extension is ESRI. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ncfg file on 1 platform.

How to open a .NCFG file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .NCFG file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .ncfg file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NCFG file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

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 ESRI ArcGIS Explorer software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .NCFG file?

If you are still unable to open the .NCFG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .NCFG file.ncgr – Nintendo, .ncl – NirSoft, .nclr – Nintendo, .nco – Nero, .ncor – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .NCFG file with the ESRI ArcGIS Explorer program on Windows.