CACHE File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CACHE file?

The .cache file extension is used to store cache information for a variety of different Internet browsers. In some instances a CACHE file can be used to pull up an image of a cached website when the user's computer is not connected to the Internet. For example, when a user chooses to save a website using his or her Internet browser, the website page will then be cached to the user's computer and the user will not have to access the Internet to access the information on that web page.

There are other applications, such as image editing programs, that also use the .cache file extension in order to speed up the loading times of recently-viewed application files.

How to open CACHE 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 CACHE for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension CACHE

While we know of one file format using the .CACHE 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 .CACHE file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
jetAudiojetAudioUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
KMPlayerKMPlayerUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Photo GalleryPhoto GalleryUser submitted
OpenOffice.org BaseOpenOffice.org BaseUser submitted
File Type AssistantFile Type AssistantUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CACHE-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 CACHE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!