CM File Type- The quick facts
What are CM files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a CM file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a CM file?
CM files have multiple uses, and Brief Compiled Macro is one of them.
Brief Compiled Macro
These CM files contain compiled macros for use in the Brief text editor for Windows and OS/2. Macros help speed up repetitive tasks by executing a range of commands, being triggered by a menu selection or a hotkey combination. Brief was popular in the 1980s and 1990s and ended up being sold to Borland, who has since stopped selling the editor.
How to open CM files
Important: Different programs may use files with the CM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CM file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different CM openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: April 14, 2021
More file formats using the CM extensionThrough our research of CM files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of CM files. Remember, different programs may use CM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.