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What are CMU files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CMU 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 CMU files.

What is a CMU file?

CMU files have multiple uses, and Andrew Toolkit Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Andrew Toolkit Document

These CMU files are documents created in Andrew Toolkit, a set of tools used to create documents. Andrew Project was one of the first distributed computing solutions, and it provided students and teachers access to various software on computers placed on the university campus. It was developed by Carnegie Mellon University and IBM in the 1980s.

How to open CMU files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CMU file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CMU file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: April 14, 2021

All known file formats using extension .CMU

While Andrew Toolkit Document is a popular type of CMU-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .CMU file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

CMU Window Manager Bitmap

We know that one CMU format is CMU Window Manager Bitmap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

CSMCSMUser submitted
ZaZ GP4 ToolsZaZ GP4 ToolsUser submitted
Techsoft PixEditTechsoft PixEditUser submitted

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