File Extension EXC

  • Full name
    Microsoft Word Exclusion Dictionary Format
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Have you encountered a problem with a EXC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a EXC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your EXC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


A file with the extension EXC is a Microsoft Word Exclude Dictionary. These files are used by older versions of Word. They are created by the user, for example, to specify alternative spellings of specific words.

They contain words that are recognized by the spell checker to be correct, yet should be checked by the user.

Programs which can open a EXC file

How to open a EXC file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the EXC file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a EXC file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support EXC files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a EXC file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all EXC files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with EXC there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the EXC file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the EXC file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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