ENC - Encoded File

What is a ENC file

ENC is the file format extension given to generic encoded files. These files can use a variety of different encoding standards, proprietary or not. The content of the ENC file is typically encoded in order to protect the file and to prohibit unauthorized people to open and view its content. Another usage case is to encode the file for more specific functions such as transferring it over the web.

The issue with ENC files is that they can only be properly opened with the program that was used to encode them in the first place. This means that there is no single solution for opening unknown ENC files.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open ENC documents:

  • original program that encoded the file (Windows & Mac)
Extension ENC
MIME type n/a