CBL File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CBL file?

The CBL file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the CBL file type for different types of data.

While we do not yet describe the CBL file format and its common uses, we do know which programs are known to open these files, as we receive dozens of suggestions from users like yourself every day about specific file types and which programs they use to open them.

We are continually working on adding more file type descriptions to the site, so if you have information about CBL files that you think will help others, please use the Update Info link below to submit it to us - we'd love to hear from you!

How to open CBL 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 CBL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 22 different CBL openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Autodesk Content BrowserAutodesk Content BrowserUser submitted
AutoCADAutoCADUser submitted
Microsoft Interactive TrainingMicrosoft Interactive TrainingUser submitted
Microsoft Press Starts HereMicrosoft Press Starts HereUser submitted
Microsoft Press Interactive TrainingMicrosoft Press Interactive TrainingUser submitted
Formation interactive Microsoft PressFormation interactive Microsoft PressUser submitted
iCD CoolBeLaiCD CoolBeLaUser submitted
Trimble Link for AutoCAD Civil 3DTrimble Link for AutoCAD Civil 3DUser submitted
CBL InterpreterCBL InterpreterUser submitted
Acucobol WorkbenchAcucobol WorkbenchUser submitted
CardboxCardboxUser submitted
RM/COBOLRM/COBOLUser submitted
Image EditorsImage EditorsUser submitted
OpenCobolIDEOpenCobolIDEUser submitted
Microsoft Press Interaktives TrainingMicrosoft Press Interaktives TrainingUser submitted
Net ExpressNet ExpressUser submitted
CADVANCECADVANCEUser submitted
Micro Focus Net ExpressMicro Focus Net ExpressUser submitted
CometaCometaUser submitted
MERANT Micro Focus Net ExpressMERANT Micro Focus Net ExpressUser submitted
Microsoft Press Interactieve TrainingMicrosoft Press Interactieve TrainingUser submitted
CODE EditorCODE EditorUser submitted

Try a universal file viewer

Try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and most likely yours too. Download Free File Viewer here.

We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!