Drop your file to analyze it


What are CDXML files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CDXML file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CDXML files.

What is a CDXML file?

CDXML files have multiple uses, and ChemDraw XML is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

ChemDraw XML

These CDXML files are the XML analogue files of the binary CDX files used in ChemDraw, a chemical structure application and molecule editor. CDXML files contain molecular data like atoms, bonds, fragments, and text in a binary format.

How to open CDXML files

We have identified two CDXML openers that are compatible with this specific type of CDXML file.

Programs that open ChemDraw XML files


Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .CDXML

While ChemDraw XML is a popular type of CDXML-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CDXML file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

PowerShell Cmdlet Definition XML

We know that one CDXML format is PowerShell Cmdlet Definition XML. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Help us help others

File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about CDXML file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at submit@file.org to discuss further.