File Extension DCM

.DCM File

File extension: DCM
File type: Backup Tracking File

Notes about the DCM file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The DCM file type is primarily associated with 'My Book' by Western Digital Corporation.

The backup software that comes with the Western Digital My Book creates files for keeping track of changes to text-based files.

For example, if you backup a text file named EXAMPLE.TXT, the Western Digital backup software creates an XML-formatted file named EXAMPLE.TXT.DCM. That allows the backup program to determine if EXAMPLE.TXT was changed or not. If it did change, the file is added to an incremental backup, and if it did not change, there is no need to back it up again.

Detailed information for file extension DCM:

Primary association: My Book
Company: Western Digital Corporation
File classification: XML

Other applications associated with file type DCM:

  • Atari (Disk Image Format) by AtariImage format invented by Bob Puff, for his Disk Communicator 3.2 utility. Related links: Programs for the Classic Atari, Atari Disk Image FAQ
  • Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Image This association is classified as Graphic. The Mime types used with this association are: image/dicom, image/x-dicom. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex [Position 129 zeros in front from position 0]: 44 49 43 4D , ASCII: DICMProgram ID: GraphicsConverterPro.dcm , IrfanView.DCM Related links: XnView, Irfanview, DICOM Standard, Osiris Papyrus / DICOM Image Viewer
  • DiskCatalogMaker (Database File) by FUJIWARA SOFTWAREDiskCatalogMaker is Macintosh software for cataloging discs.
    This association is classified as Database.
  • Memeo AutoBackup (Backup Information File) by Memeo Inc..dcm files contain important information about a file which is backed up by Memeo AutoBackup. The actual path, the creation date and time of the file, and the checksum value are stored in the .dcm file. 

    For each backed up file, there should be a corresponding .dcm file. Memeo AutoBackup needs files with extension DCM to perform a full restore. By default these files are set to hidden and they're very small in size: approx. 1kb in size. However if users tend to have View Hidden Files option on then they will be able to see these files without any problems. It is not recommended to delete these files since they don't take up much space and are useful backups.
  • Sound
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .DCM

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: GraphicsConverterPro.dcm, FileType: Dicom 3, AppName: GraphicsConverter-reg
EXEFile: GraphicsConverter.exe

ProgramID: ICPlus, AppName: ImageEditor Plus
EXEFile: ICPlus.exe

ProgramID: IrfanView.DCM, FileType: IrfanView DCM File, AppName: IrfanView

ProgramID: konvertor
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Konvertor\Konvertor.exe %1

ProgramID: TheGIMP20
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.2\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe %1

ProgramID: XnView.Image
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\XnView\xnview.exe %1

ProgramID: Outlook Express Mail Box
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MailNavigator\MailNavigator.exe open %1

ProgramID: TheGIMP20
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\GIMP-2.0\bin\gimp-win-remote.exe gimp-2.2.exe %1

ProgramID: IrfanView.dcm
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IrfanView\i_view32.exe

ProgramID: IrfanView.dcm
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IRFANV~1\i_view32.exe

ProgramID: Dicom
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\DICOMW~1\DICOMW~1.EXE

ProgramID: IBM DCM.ImageFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\IBM PerfectPhoto\dpe.exe

ProgramID: CAPE.DrawFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\CAPE.EXE

ProgramID: GIMP-2.0-dicom
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\Gimp-2.0\bin\gimp-2.6.exe

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