How to open CPL files

Did your computer fail to open a CPL file? We explain what CPL files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a CPL file?

The CPL file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the CPL file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 2 different uses of the CPL extension, which you can read more about below.

Corel Color Palette

Through our analysis of CPL files, we know that one use of the format is Corel Color Palette. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Windows Control Panel Item (generic)

Through our analysis of CPL files, we know that one use of the format is Windows Control Panel Item (generic). We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix CPL files

These apps are known to open certain types of CPL files. Since many different programs may use CPL files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific CPL file.

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We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with CPL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with CPL-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!