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
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 Apps||User submitted|
|ClassicsOnline Download Manager||User submitted|
|MPEG Audio Collection||User submitted|
|Picture Manager||User submitted|
|CoursePlayer Application||User submitted|
|Matrox Inspector||User submitted|
|Vaxa Worksheets Generator CQFZ||User submitted|
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