How to open CTF files

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

What is a CTF file?

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

We are aware of 1 different use of the CTF extension, which you can read more about below.

WhereIsIt? catalog file

Through our analysis of CTF files, we know that one use of the format is WhereIsIt? catalog file. 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 CTF files

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

PhotoSuite Starter EditionPhotoSuite Starter EditionUser submitted
SnapGene ViewerSnapGene ViewerUser submitted
PhotoSuitePhotoSuiteUser submitted
SolidWorks Enterprise PDMSolidWorks Enterprise PDMUser submitted
TrevTrevUser submitted
WhereIsItWhereIsItUser submitted
PhotoSuite LEPhotoSuite LEUser submitted
PhotoWorksPhotoWorksUser submitted
SnapGeneSnapGeneUser submitted
TrustySignTrustySignUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with CTF-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 CTF-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!