COL File

What are COL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a COL 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 COL file?

COL files have multiple uses, and Capture One Session is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Capture One Session File

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open COL files

We have identified one COL opener that is compatible with this specific type of COL file.

Programs that open Capture One Session files

Capture OneCapture OneVerified

Last updated: December 8, 2022

All known file formats using extension .COL

While Capture One Session File is a popular type of COL-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .COL file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Grand Theft Auto 3 Collision Data

Files that contain the .col file extension are most commonly associated with the Grand Theft Auto video games. These files contain collision information for objects within the associated video game. The COL files used by these video game applications determine the location and the extent of the object damage during a gameplay collision.

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

Lotus Notes Colum Descriptor File

The Lotus Notes software application has also been known to use the .col file suffix. Lotus Notes is a collaboration software created by the Lotus Development Corp, which IBM later acquired. The COL files used by this program contain column description files referenced by the Lotus Notes software.

More file formats using the COL extension

Through our research of COL files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • HTML Help Collection
  • Jeskola Buzz Theme
  • PPrint Color Map File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
ClassicsOnline Download ManagerClassicsOnline Download ManagerUser submitted
CADSTARCADSTARUser submitted
MPEG Audio CollectionMPEG Audio CollectionUser submitted
Picture ManagerPicture ManagerUser submitted
CATT-AcousticCATT-AcousticUser submitted
CoursePlayer ApplicationCoursePlayer ApplicationUser submitted
Matrox InspectorMatrox InspectorUser submitted
MACMACUser submitted
Vaxa Worksheets Generator CQFZVaxa Worksheets Generator CQFZUser submitted

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