What is a .CAT File And How To Open It – Elcomsoft


Have you downloaded a file with .cat extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .cat file extension and how to open it.

What is a .CAT file?

The file extension .CAT comes from Advanced Disk Catalog Database. It was developed by Elcomsoft. The file is a database related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .cat file on 1 platform.

How to open a .CAT file?

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

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

There are 4 simple steps to open the .cat file on Windows.

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

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CAT 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: 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 Elcomsoft Advanced Disk Catalog software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .CAT file?

If you cannot open the .CAT file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CAT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cat – Microsoft. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CAT file with the Elcomsoft Advanced Disk Catalog program on Windows.