CUE File Type

- The quick facts

What are CUE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CUE 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 CUE file?

The .cue file extension is most commonly given to text files that contain information about compact discs and super-audio CDs. These files define how the tracks on the disc are organized. They also store information about the contents of the associated CD.

The information contained in a CUE file may include details about the CD such as the length of each audio track, the name of the song and the name of the performer.

In some cases the .cue extension is also given to Microsoft Cue Card files. These files contain cue cards that a user has created within the Microsoft application.

How to open CUE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CUE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CUE 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 CUE openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 19, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension CUE

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CUE files. Remember, different programs may use CUE 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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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CUE-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 CUE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!