CLD File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CLD file?

Files that contain the .cld file extension are most commonly associated with various Canon Pixma printers. The CD label creation software that is included with these printers allows a user to create custom labels and covers for their CDs and DVDs. The CLD files that are used by this software contain the CD and DVD label templates which allow a user to enter personalized data into pre-set format fields.

The .cld file extension is also used for the debugging and configuration files that are used by the CA Clipper software.

The Clam AntiVirus software also uses the .cld file extension for database files.

The .cld file suffix has also been associated with the layers files used by the TerraGen application.

How to open CLD 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 CLD for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different CLD openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CLD

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

CD Label DesignerCD Label DesignerUser submitted
My Photo Calendars & cardsMy Photo Calendars & cardsUser submitted
Smead SmartstripSmead SmartstripUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
Simply CalendersSimply CalendersUser submitted
CD-LabelPrintCD-LabelPrintUser submitted
Color Dictionary EditorColor Dictionary EditorUser submitted
My Photo Calendars and CardsMy Photo Calendars and CardsUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CLD-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 CLD-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!