What is a .CAN File And How To Open It – Canon (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .can extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .can file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CAN file?

The .CAN file extension is Canon Navigator Fax Document. It was developed by Canon. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .can file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .CAN file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .CAN file on various operating systems.

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

The .can file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CAN 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 right click on your file and choose “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 XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CAN file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .can file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CAN 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 right click on your file and choose “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 XnViewMP software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .CAN file?

If you cannot open the .CAN file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CAN file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cannedsearch – Apple, .cap – Packet Capture File, .cap – ASUS, .cap – Scirra, .cap – PASCO. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CAN file with the XnViewMP program on Windows and XnViewMP program on Mac.