CPIO File

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

What is a CPIO file?

A .CPIO file is a CPIO archive file.

How to open CPIO files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with extension CPIO for different purposes. We have identified 2 CPIO openers for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of CPIO file.

Programs that open CPIO files

BitZipperBitZipperVerified
PowerArchiverPowerArchiverVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension CPIO

While we know of one file format using the .CPIO 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 .CPIO file.

Various CPIO file openers, viewers, etc.

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

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