How to open ENC files on your device

If an error occurs when you try to open ENC file on your device, you should do two things – install appropriate software and associate ENC files with this software. If this does not solve the problem, then the cause may be different – you will find more details in this article.

ENC File Extension

  • File type Encore Musical Notation Format
  • File developer N/A
  • File category Audio Files
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What is a(n) ENC file?

The music file with the extension .ENC is characteristic of the Encore program used by composers. The file saves in binary format not only information about the score, but also instruments, key and time signatures. It allows you to store lyrics and notes, as well as basic information about a song, such as a composer or title.


How to open ENC file?

There can be various causes of problems that can arise when opening opening .ENC files. Each problem requires a different approach, but most can be solved by following he instructions below.

Step 1. Install a program that supports ENC files

In order to open ENC file an appropriate program that supports this file format must be installed on the system. Below is the list of programs that support files with ENC extension.

Programs that can open ENC files

Windows programs

Download installer for given application and launch it. After the installation has been completed, ENC files should be opened with installed application by default next time you try to open this type of file.



Not all listed applications will be capable of performing all operations on ENC files. Some applications may only be capable of opening such file and viewing its contents while the purpose of others may be converting files to other file formats. Therefore you should check beforehand the capabilities of applications in relation to ENC files.

Step 2. Associate given software with ENC files

A situation can arise where user has an appropriate application supporting ENC files installed on their system, but such application is not associated with this type of files. In order to associate given application with ENC files user should open a file submenu by right-clicking the file icon and selecting "Open with" option. System will display a list of suggested programs that can be used to open ENC files. Select appropriate option and check "Always use selected application to open this kind of files". System will save this information from now on use selected program to open ENC files.

When the above-mentioned solutions fail, other options must be pursued. It is possible that the ENC file in question is corrupted or damage. The most common causes of file damage are:

  1. File with ENC extension is incomplete (for example, file has not been downloaded completely from the internet or not copied properly from source)
  2. File data is corrupted
  3. Damaged or corrupted storage medium on which the ENC file is stored
  4. File icon does not represent the original file but is only a shortcut to the location where the ENC file was saved and then deleted
  5. User account is not privileged to perform operations on ENC files. In that case it is advised to contact the system administrator or an IT expert

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