000 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a 000 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .000 files.

What is a 000 file?

Files that contain the .000 file extension are normally compressed files that contain an index of different CAB files that are used for installation packages with the Windows CE operating system. The 000 files reference a specific program's installer script and tells the computer which files to install during the program installation process.

The .000 file extension is also used for Trend Micro pattern files. These files contain the patterns for different viruses, allowing the computer to locate viruses and other malware that may have infected your computer system.

In some cases the .000 file extension will be used for files created by the Microsoft Doublespace compression software. The files that are compressed with the software are sometimes given the .000 file suffix.

How to open 000 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension 000 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different 000 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension 000

While we know of one file format using the .000 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .000 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of 000 files. Remember, different programs may use 000 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
IsoBusterIsoBusterUser submitted
AllplanAllplanUser submitted
LhaForge Ver.1.6.2LhaForge Ver.1.6.2User submitted
Jw_cadJw_cadUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
WinRiver IIWinRiver IIUser submitted
Movie MakerMovie MakerUser submitted
AutoContractAutoContractUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with 000-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with 000-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!