CPP File Type

- The quick facts

What are CPP files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CPP 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 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the CPP file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CPP file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: May 31, 2022

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 apps that use files with this extension

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.

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