A cln file extension is related to the Microsoft Windows 3.x operating system and used for its configuration backup files.

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CLN file extension - Microsoft Windows 3.x configuration backup

What is cln file? How to open cln files?

File type specification:

Backup file type icon Backup file type

The cln file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows 3.x an MS-DOS based family of 16-bit operating systems released in 1992.

The cln file stores backup of Microsoft Windows configuration file:


This cln 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.

The default software associated to open cln file:

Microsoft Windows 3.x icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows 3.x  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Windows 3.X is a popular operating system used in early 90s with graphical user interface and multitasking. The first version (3.0) was released in 1990 and last version (3.11 for Workgroups) in 1993. Windows 3.X is not independent operating system like Windows NT core based systems, but it need pre-installed MS-DOS system to run. It was the first version of Windows that uses virtual device drivers (VXD) and virtual memory features. In 1995 was replaced by Windows 95.

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 .cln 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 software applications associated to the .cln 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 cln file, edit cln file, convert cln file, view cln file, play cln file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 cln files.

Programs that can create cln file - Microsoft Windows 3.x configuration backup

Programs supporting the exension cln on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows 3.x for create cln file action.

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