A cin file extension is related to the Microsoft Cinemania and used for its data files.

There are 6 other file types using
the CIN file extension!

cin icon.cin - Kodak Cineon image

empty icon.cin - OS/2 change control file

empty icon.cin - Calculux indoor project file

cin icon.cin - Quake 2 cinematic video file

empty icon.cin - Nova Logic game cinematics file

empty icon.cin - Champions' Interlace picture image

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CIN file - Microsoft Cinemania data

What is cin file? How to open cin files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The cin file extension is associated with Microsoft Cinemania, an interactive movie guide for Microsoft Windows operating system.

The cin file stores some kind of data form the Cinemania software.

This cin 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.

Updated: March 11, 2018

The default software associated to cin file type:

Microsoft Cinemania picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Cinemania  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Cinemania is interactive movie guide released in 1992. It contains database of films, in a similar fashion to the Internet Movie Database, and gave descriptions of the films and who starred in them. It is obsolete product.

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

  • Others cin file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with cin file - Microsoft Cinemania data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Cinemania. Microsoft Cinemania uses cin 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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