There are 5 other file types using
the DCD file extension!

empty icon.dcd - FORTRAN data

empty icon.dcd - DisCryptor encrypted database file

empty icon.dcd - DesignCAD technical drawing

empty icon.dcd - Dynamic-CD wizard project file

empty icon.dcd - CHARMM data

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DCD file - Document Content Description (XML) file

What is dcd file? How to open dcd files?

The DCD file extension is associated with the The Document Content Description facility for XML (abbreviated DCD) file format.

DCD is an RDF vocabulary designed for describing constraints to be applied to the structure and content of XML documents.

The .dcd file is stored in simple text file format and it is viewable in a text editor.

The default software associated to dcd file type:

Microsoft Edge icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Edge  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Edge is web browser introduced in Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. It's fast and built for modern web applications and presentations. It allows users to simple share, reading and discover the Internet.

Microsoft Internet Explorer icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Internet Explorer  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Internet Explorer is traditionally used as default web browser that comes as part of Microsoft Windows operating system. First released in 1995. Latest version is 11.

Latest Microsoft Windows 10 also contains Internet Explorer, but as default browser is used Microsoft Edge.

Help how to open:

Use any text editor to view content of Document Content Description files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .dcd file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Document Content Description for XML on

List of software applications associated to the .dcd file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dcd file, edit dcd file, convert dcd file, view dcd file, play dcd file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting dcd files.

  • Open dcd file
  • Edit dcd file
  • Others dcd file

Software that open dcd file - Document Content Description (XML) file

Programs supporting the exension dcd on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dcd file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dcd file by default:
Microsoft Edge small icon Microsoft Edge
Other suggested software:
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor

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