A cia file extension is associated with the Nintendo 3DS CTR importable archive format.

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

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CIA file extension - Nintendo 3DS CTR importable archive

What is cia file? How to open cia files?

File type specification:

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The cia file extension is related to the Nintendo 3DS, a handheld video gaming console, released in 2011.

The cia file contains archive with video game installation, metadata, ticket (encrypted titlekey) used by Nintendo 3DS for gamecard updates from 3DS eShop.

Updated: March 23, 2018

The default software associated to open cia file:

ctrtool  Multiplatform software

Tool used to extract data from CTR importable archives (*.cia files).

Help how to open:

Use ctrtool to open *.cia files.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

List of software applications associated to the .cia file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open cia file, edit cia file, convert cia file, view cia file, play cia file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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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 cia files.

Software that open cia file - Nintendo 3DS CTR importable archive

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

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