A ca_ file extension is related to the Microsoft Cabinet compression file format.

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Software that open ca_ file

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CA_ file extension - Microsoft Cabinet archive

What is ca_ file? How to open ca_ files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The ca_ file extension is associated with the Microsoft Cabinet file format, a compression format used by Microsoft Windows and various apps developed by Microsoft.

The default file extension for Cabinet files is *.cab.

CAB archive can be created with cabarc command line tool that is a part of Cabinet SDK.

Cabinet SDK is obsolete product.

This ca_ file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open ca_ file:

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Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS. MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Microsoft Windows 11.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ca_ 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.

List of software applications associated to the .ca_ 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 ca_ file, edit ca_ file, convert ca_ file, view ca_ file, play ca_ file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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

Software that open ca_ file - Microsoft Cabinet archive

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

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:


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