What is a .CIR File And How To Open It – Spectrum Software (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .cir extension. 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 .cir file extension and how to open it.

What is a .CIR file?

The file extension .CIR comes from Micro-Cap Schematic. It was developed by Spectrum Software. This CAD software file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .CIR file?

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

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

To open the .cir file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GitHub Atom software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Micro-Cap, Microsoft Notepad, GitHub Atom and Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CIR 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: 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 GitHub Atom software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CIR file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the GitHub Atom software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple TextEdit, GitHub Atom and Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CIR 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: 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 GitHub Atom software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CIR file on Linux

The .cir file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the GitHub Atom software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Vim, GitHub Atom and Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CIR 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 right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GitHub Atom software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CIR file?

If you are still unable to open the .CIR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CIR file.circ – Logisim Circuit File, .circuit – KTechlab, .cis – VicTech Software, .ciso – Compact ISO File, .cit – Intergraph. 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 .CIR file with the GitHub Atom, Micro-Cap, Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft Visual Studio Code programs on Windows, GitHub Atom, Apple TextEdit, Microsoft Visual Studio Code programs on Mac and GitHub Atom, Vim, Microsoft Visual Studio Code software on Linux.