What is a .NCX File And How To Open It – IDPF (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .ncx 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 .ncx file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .NCX file?

The file extension .NCX is from EPUB Navigation Control XML File.This file extension was developed by IDPF. The file has the xml format, and it is a eBook related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .ncx file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .NCX file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .NCX file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Geometer Plus FBReader software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, KDE Okular and Geometer Plus FBReader.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .NCX file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 Geometer Plus FBReader 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 .NCX file on Mac

To open the .ncx file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Geometer Plus FBReader software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, KDE Okular and Geometer Plus FBReader.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .NCX file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Geometer Plus FBReader software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .NCX file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .ncx file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Geometer Plus FBReader software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Calibre, KDE Okular and Geometer Plus FBReader.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .NCX file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .NCX file?

If you cannot open the .NCX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .NCX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .nd – Intuit, .nd5 – Renamed NDS File, .nda – Nero, .ndb – Sourcefire, .ndc – IBM. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .NCX file with the Geometer Plus FBReader, Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, KDE Okular programs on Windows, Geometer Plus FBReader, Adobe Digital Editions, Calibre, KDE Okular programs on Mac and Geometer Plus FBReader, Calibre, KDE Okular software on Linux.