How to open CHA file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

CHA files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing CHA file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with CHA extension. However, it should be remembered that CHA file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Online Chat Configuration Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning CHA files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with CHA extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Online Chat Configuration Format

    .cha file extension

    Category: Internet Files

    OS Software
    Windows mIRC mIRC
    ViRC ViRC
    X-Chat X-Chat
    MAC OS Ircle Ircle
    Snak Snak
    Colloquy Colloquy
  • Adobe Photoshop Channel Mixture Format

    .cha file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS5
    MAC OS Adobe Photoshop CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • DTL OTMaster Character Layout Format

    .cha file extension

    Category: Font/Typeface files

    OS Software
    Windows DTL OTMaster Light DTL OTMaster Light
    DTL FontMaster Light DTL FontMaster Light
    DTL KernMaster DTL KernMaster
    MAC OS DTL OTMaster Light DTL OTMaster Light
    Linux DTL OTMaster Light DTL OTMaster Light

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from CHA files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning CHA extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning CHA extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the CHA file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports CHA file extension
  • CHA file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with CHA files


If CHA file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a CHA file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open CHA file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing CHA in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit CHA format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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