CM File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CM file?

A .CM file is a Brief Compiled Macro file. 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CM for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different CM openers which you will find listed below.

Other file formats using extension .CM

While Brief Compiled Macro is a popular type of CM-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CM extension.

The CM file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a CM opener may not be able to open all kinds of CM files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited CM viewer.

CustomMade module

Through our analysis of CM files, we know that one use of the format is CustomMade module. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 9 different CM openers which you will find listed below.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CM-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 CM-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!