.BCM File Extension

File Type 1

Business Contact Manager File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.6  |  7 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is a BCM file?

Stores data from Business Contact Manager for Outlook; includes accounts, business contacts, projects, and business opportunities; also stores the communication history from previous versions of Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

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BCM files may also include Business Contact Manager E-mail Marketing Service contacts from Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Sales Leads data from previous versions of Business Contact Manager for Outlook.

Microsoft Office Outlook can import BCM files using the Business Data Import and Export wizard. You can choose to import all records or select individual records you want to import.

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Programs that open or reference BCM files

Windows
Updated February 26, 2007
File Type 2

Adobe Bridge Cache File

Developer Adobe Systems
Popularity
4.0  |  3 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a BCM file?

A BCM file is a cache file generated by Adobe Bridge, an Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) file management application. It contains data, such as labels and ratings, for files that can't be stored in the file. BCM files are similar to .BC, .BRIDGECACHE, and .BCT files and the data the files hold helps improve results when you search for files.

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Cached files like BCM files can take up storage space so to remove them, navigate to their folder and select Tools → Cache → Purge Cache For Folder "foldername".

Programs that open BCM files

Windows
Updated August 28, 2017
File Type 3

Microsoft Works Communications Script Backup

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
3.5  |  2 Votes
Category Backup Files
Format N/A

What is a BCM file?

Backup of a .WCM file that contains a communications script for Microsoft Works; used for dial-up telephone connections and for starting TTY, ANSI, and VT100 terminal sessions.

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The ".bcm" file extension may need to be changed to ".wcm" in order to work correctly.

NOTE: Microsoft Works has been discontinued and is no longer available.

Programs that open BCM files

Windows
Updated June 4, 2015
File Type 4

Free Pascal Character Set Unit File

Developer Free Pascal
Popularity
2.0  |  1 Vote
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a BCM file?

A BCM file contains a character set created by the creumap utility packaged with Free Pascal. It stores binary data for how to convert between Unicode and a specific code page (character encoding), such as CP1254 (Turkish character encoding) or CP1255 (Hebrew character encoding). Free Pascal references BCM files to determine how to interpret individual bytes in a string of source code.

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Free Pascal (formerly known as FPK Pascal) is an open-source program used to compile various Pascal dialects. The IDE can target many multiprocessor architectures, such as PowerPC, Intel x86, AMD64/x86-64, SPARC64, and ARM. It can also target operating systems, such as Windows, Android, macOS, iOS, Linux, FreeBSD, and Nintendo Wii.

BCM files are packaged with Free Pascal and referenced to direct the compiler in how to convert different character encodings from and to Unicode. You can find BCM files included with Pascal in the following directory wherever Free Pascal is installed:

\[version]\unicode\charset\

You can typically determine the code page data stored in the BCM file by its filename. For example, the cp737_le.bcm file stores little-endian (distinguishable by le in the filename, whereas be represents big-endian) code page data for the Greek language (distinguishable by cp737).

How to open a BCM file

BCM files are not meant to be manually opened by a user. Instead, they are resource files referenced by the Free Pascal Compiler (FPC).

Programs that open or reference BCM files

Windows
Mac
Linux
Updated November 17, 2021

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