Did you find or received OCX file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is OCX file extension and how you can open it.

What is a OCX file ext?

The .OCX file extension identifies Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Custom Control Files (these days called ActiveX Control files). These files are associated with creating custom controls for applications running on Microsoft Windows systems. Files of this type do not need any special program since these are usually files that can be run by Windows by default.

How to open a OCX file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like OCX. When you double click on the OCX file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received OCX files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with OCX files

Scan the file
Before trying to open OCX files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open OCX files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open OCX file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to OCX by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many OCX file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension OCX you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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