What is a .CMAKE File And How To Open It – Kitware (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .cmake extension, but you have never seen this extension before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .cmake file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .CMAKE file?

The file extension .CMAKE is from CMake File.The creator of this file extension is Kitware. The file has the text format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .cmake file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CMAKE file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the CMake software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use CMake software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CMAKE 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the CMake software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CMAKE file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the CMake software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use CMake software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CMAKE 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the CMake software that 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 .CMAKE file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the CMake software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: CMake.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CMAKE 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 CMake software 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 .CMAKE file?

If you are still unable to open the .CMAKE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CMAKE file.cmap – IHMC, .cmap – Mouldy Toof Studios, .cmate – OrderedBytes, .cmbl – Vernier Software & Technology, .cmd – Microsoft. 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 .CMAKE file with the CMake program on Windows, CMake program on Mac and CMake software on Linux.