There are 12 other file types using
the CAT file extension!

empty - dBASE backup catalog file

cat - Quicken IntelliCharge categorization file

empty - Rational Rose logical package

empty - MacImage hybrid CD-ROM project file

cat - Fallout 3 file

empty - Advanced Disk Catalog database file

empty - Catz cat description file

empty - IBM Cognos Impromptu database report

empty - ArcView UNIX hyperhelp supporting file

cat - PhotoStudio picture image

empty - TablEdit chord catalogue file

empty - CircuitCAM design template file

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CAT file extension - Microsoft Security Catalog

What is cat file? How to open cat files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

cat file icon: cat filetype icon

The cat file extension is used by various Microsoft applications for security catalog files.

Catalog files specify that a given set of files belongs to the same logical group of files. When more than one distribution unit is required to distribute a component using Internet Component Download, a catalog file can be used to create an association of the required distribution units.

MIME types:

The default software associated to cat file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
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 Windows 10.

Help how to open CAT files:

These files are accessed directly by Windows when new system components are distributed.

How to convert file with extension CAT:

We do not know about any possible conversion for this particular .cat file.

Related links:

Using Catalog Files in Windows

List of recommended software applications associated to the .cat file extension

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

  • Others cat file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cat file - Microsoft Security Catalog

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses cat file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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