What is a .CPI File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Simple Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .cpi extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .cpi file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CPI file?

The .CPI file extension is from Codepage Information File. The developer of this file extension is Microsoft. The file is a system related files.

What to know

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

How to open a .CPI file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .CPI file on your operating system/device.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .cpi file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Windows software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

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

Still cannot open the .CPI file?

If you are still unable to open the .CPI file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CPI file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cpi – Sony. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .CPI file with the Microsoft Windows program on Windows.