CFM File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CFM file?

CFM is an acronym for ColdFusion Markup. Files that contain the .cfm file extension contain webpage files that consist of the ColdFusion Markup Language.

The ColdFusion software, which creates the ColdFusion Markup files, was originally created by the Allaire company. However, it was later sold to Macromedia and then in 2005 the ColdFusion software was bought by Adobe.

Webpage files that contain the ColdFusion Markup Language are used to create a variety of different online applications. CFML is a server-side language, much like PHP, but unlike PHP, CFML is not an open source code. It is a commercially-sold programming language code.

How to open CFM 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 CFM for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension CFM

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
Macromedia Dreamweaver MXMacromedia Dreamweaver MXUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
HomeSiteHomeSiteUser submitted
KForm2007 Frame ApplicationKForm2007 Frame ApplicationUser submitted
Macromedia Dreamweaver UltraDevMacromedia Dreamweaver UltraDevUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CFM-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 CFM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!