What is a .CUR File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .cur extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .cur file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .CUR file?

The file extension .CUR is from Windows Cursor.This file belongs to the binary format and it is a system related files.

What to know

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

How to open a .CUR file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Inkscape software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Microsoft Windows, Axialis CursorWorkshop, Greenfish Icon Editor Pro, Corel PaintShop Pro and Inkscape software.

Step 2

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

How to open a .CUR file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CUR 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: 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 Inkscape software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CUR file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the Inkscape software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Inkscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CUR 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: 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 Inkscape software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CUR file?

If you are still unable to open the .CUR file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CUR file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .cursorfx – Stardock, .curxptheme – Stardock, .cus – Autodesk, .customdestinations-ms – Microsoft, .cut – Dr. Halo Bitmap Image File. 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 .CUR file with the Inkscape, Microsoft Windows, Axialis CursorWorkshop, Greenfish Icon Editor Pro, Corel PaintShop Pro programs on Windows, Inkscape, Snap Converter programs on Mac and Inkscape software on Linux.