What is a .COT File And How To Open It – Lennon McLean (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .cot 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. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .cot file extension and how to open it.

What is a .COT file?

The file extension .COT comes from Coyote Source Code File. This file extension was developed by Lennon McLean. The format of this file is text, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 5 software that can open the .cot file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .COT file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the GitHub Atom software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Microsoft Notepad, GitHub Atom and Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .COT 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 .COT file on Mac

The .cot file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the GitHub Atom software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Apple TextEdit, GitHub Atom and Microsoft Visual Studio Code software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .COT 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: 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 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 .COT file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the GitHub Atom software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Vim, GitHub Atom and Microsoft Visual Studio Code.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .COT 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: 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 GitHub Atom software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .COT file?

If you are still unable to open the .COT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .COT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .course – Super Mario ReMaker Course File, .cov – Microsoft, .coverage – Microsoft, .cox – Clickteam, .cp – Apple. 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 .COT file with the GitHub Atom, 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.