CPP File - opening and understanding

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

What is a CPP file?

Files that contain the .cpp file extension hold program source code that has been written in the C++ programming language. A CPP file is commonly one file of many files that are contained in a C++ programming project. When compiled together, the CPP files create an executable application.

The .cpp file extension is also used by the CA-Cricket Presents software. This presentation software uses the .cpp file extension for the presentation files that it creates.

The Maya OpenGL 3D application also uses the .cpp file extension. When the CPP files are used for this program, they contain 3D scene files that have been created with the software.

How to open CPP files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CPP for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CPP openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CPP

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

CodeBlocksCodeBlocksUser submitted
Dev-C++Dev-C++User submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
UltraEditUltraEditUser submitted
Atmel StudioAtmel StudioUser submitted
Code::BlocksCode::BlocksUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
Borland C++Borland C++User submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
jGRASPjGRASPUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CPP-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 CPP-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!