What is a .CAF File And How To Open It – Apple (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .caf extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .caf file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CAF file?

The file extension .CAF is from Core Audio File.This file extension belongs to the developer Apple. The format of this file is binary, and it is a audio related file.

What to know

There are currently 6 software that can open the .caf file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CAF file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .CAF file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CAF file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .caf file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Audacity software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple QuickTime Player, Audacity and NCH WavePad.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CAF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Audacity software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CAF file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .caf file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the Audacity software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Apple QuickTime Player, Apple GarageBand, Apple Final Cut Pro, ShedWorx Smart Converter, Audacity and NCH WavePad.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CAF file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Audacity software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CAF file on Linux

To open the .caf file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Audacity software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Audacity.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CAF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Audacity software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CAF file?

If you cannot open the .CAF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CAF file.caf – Crytek, .caf – CalEd Software, .caf – Cal3D, .caf – Robert Vasicek. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CAF file with the Audacity, Apple QuickTime Player, NCH WavePad programs on Windows, Audacity, Apple QuickTime Player, Apple GarageBand, Apple Final Cut Pro, ShedWorx Smart Converter, NCH WavePad programs on Mac and Audacity software on Linux.