.ODC File Extension

File Type:
Office Data Connection File

Having trouble opening .odc extension? Don't panic! This page explains what odc files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open odc files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a ODC file?

Odc file extension has Office Data Connection file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

Typically generated by Data Connection Wizard in Microsoft Excel, the file provides properties that allow connecting and retrieving data from an external data source. It is also used to store other settings, including data queries, connection strings, authentication data, and others.


To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

odc file icon
File Type:
Office Data Connection File
Settings Files

How to open ODC file?

Double click the odc file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .odc extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the odc extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the odc file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open ODC files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the odc file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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