How to open CPT file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

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

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

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

  • Corel PHOTO-PAINT Bitmap Format

    .cpt file extension

    Category: Graphic Files

    OS Software
    Windows CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5 CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5
    Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3 Corel PaintShop Photo Pro X3
    Corel WordPerfect Office X5 Corel WordPerfect Office X5
    XnView XnView
    MAC OS XnView XnView
  • CCRYPT Encrypted Format

    .cpt file extension

    Category: Encoded&Encrypted Files

    OS Software
    Windows ccrypt ccrypt
    MAC OS ccrypt ccrypt
    Linux ccrypt ccrypt
  • DTS Compact Audio Format

    .cpt file extension

    Category: Audio/Music Files

    OS Software
    Windows DTS-HD Master Audio Suite DTS-HD Master Audio Suite
    DTS Surround Audio Suite DTS Surround Audio Suite
    MAC OS DTS-HD Master Audio Suite DTS-HD Master Audio Suite
    DTS Surround Audio Suite DTS Surround Audio Suite
    Apple DVD Studio Pro Apple DVD Studio Pro
    SurCode DTS-HD Encoder for Compressor SurCode DTS-HD Encoder for Compressor
  • Compact Pro Archive Format

    .cpt file extension

    Category: Archive Files

    OS Software
    MAC OS Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2011 Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2011
    The Unarchiver The Unarchiver
    Cyclos Compact Pro (Mac OS Classic) Cyclos Compact Pro (Mac OS Classic)
  • Pocket Slides Presentation Format

    .cpt file extension

    Category: Various Files

    OS Software
    Windows Microsoft ActiveSync Microsoft ActiveSync

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

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from CPT 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 CPT extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning CPT 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 CPT 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 CPT file extension
  • CPT 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 CPT files


If CPT 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 CPT 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 CPT 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 CPT 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 CPT 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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