Files with cfa extension usually contain multimedia cache data from either Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe Encore.

There is one other file type using
the CFA file extension!

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Software that open cfa file

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CFA file extension - Adobe multimedia cache

What is cfa file? How to open cfa files?

File type specification:

Temporary file type icon Temporary file type

cfa file icon: cfa filetype icon

File extension cfa is related to Adobe Premiere, Adobe Encore, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and used for multimedia cache files.

These files are generated whenever an multimedia file is imported to new project.

The cfa file are stored in directory:

C:\Users\"User"\AppData\Local\Roaming\Adobe\Common\Media Cache Files

The cfa file can take a big portion of data storage, but after the project is completed, it should be deleted by Adobe apps that use cfa files.

Mime types:

Updated: November 8, 2023

The default software associated to open cfa file:

Adobe Premiere Pro icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Premiere Pro  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application and part of the Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud. The latest version is Premiere CC available as part of Create Cloud. Previous version was Premiere CS6.

Adobe Premiere lets you edit faster than ever by offering industry-leading, cross-platform, native file–based workflows and GPU-accelerated filters and effects with the enhanced Adobe Mercury Playback Engine.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Photoshop Lightroom  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is set of tools used to manage and post-product photo images. It is used for viewing, editing, and managing digital photos. It is support variety of picture image formats as well as camera RAWs. The latest version is Lightroom 6. It is available either as standalone or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud also known as Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC.

Adobe Creative Cloud icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logoAdobe Creative Cloud  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Creative Cloud is latest member of Creative family. With this version Adobe moved from one-time fee to subscription based model, while no longer plans to offer one time purchase options like the users were used. There is either annual or monthly fee for using the whole bundle or just one program.

Help how to open:

The *.cfa files are used for internal purposes of Adobe applications.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

List of software applications associated to the .cfa 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 cfa file, edit cfa file, convert cfa file, view cfa file, play cfa 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 cfa files.

Programs that can create cfa file - Adobe multimedia cache

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

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with cfa file by default:
Adobe Premiere Pro small icon Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom small icon Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Other suggested software:
Adobe Encore small icon Adobe Encore

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