Did your computer fail to open a CNT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CNT files.
What is a CNT file?
Files that contain the .cnt file extension are used by Microsoft Windows to index the help files that are used by the Windows operating system. These files can be created by the Microsoft Help Workshop application, a program that is used to develop help documentation for the Windows OS.
The actual help files that are used by this program are saved with the .hlp file suffix. The table of contents files that organize the HLP files are saved with the .cnt file extension. CNT files are optional files and not all Windows HLP files with have a CNT file associated with it.
Suggest another file format using extension CNT
While we know of one file format using the .CNT 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 .CNT file.
Various CNT file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of CNT files. Remember, different programs may use CNT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.