What is a .CUE File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .cue extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .cue file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CUE file?

The .CUE file extension stands for Cue Sheet File. The format of this disk image file is text.

What to know

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

How to open a .CUE file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .CUE file on various operating systems.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Foobar2000, Smart Projects IsoBuster and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CUE file

2. The second step is locating 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, 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 VideoLAN VLC media player software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CUE file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is NTI Dragon Burn 4, Burn and VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CUE 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the VideoLAN VLC media player software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CUE file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the VideoLAN VLC media player software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is VideoLAN VLC media player.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CUE 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 right click on your file and choose “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 VideoLAN VLC media player 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 .CUE file?

If you are still unable to open the .CUE file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .CUE file.cue – Engelmann Media. 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 .CUE file with the VideoLAN VLC media player, Foobar2000, Smart Projects IsoBuster programs on Windows, VideoLAN VLC media player, NTI Dragon Burn 4, Burn programs on Mac and VideoLAN VLC media player software on Linux.