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the CAT file extension!

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cat - Fallout 3 data

empty - Advanced Disk Catalog database

empty - Catz cat description data

empty - IBM Cognos Impromptu database report

empty - ArcView UNIX hyperhelp supporting data

cat - PhotoStudio picture image

empty - TablEdit chord catalogue

empty - CircuitCAM design template

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

File extension cat 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:

Updated: December 1, 2023

The default software associated to open cat file:

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 Microsoft Windows 11.

Help how to open:

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

How to convert:

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

Related links:

Using Catalog Files in Windows

List of software applications associated to the .cat 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 cat file, edit cat file, convert cat file, view cat file, play cat file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in'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 cat files.

Software that open cat file - Microsoft Security Catalog

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

Microsoft Windows:

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