What are CUR files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a CUR file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your CUR files.
What is a CUR file?
A .CUR file is a Windows Mouse Cursor file.
Files that contain the .cur file extension are cursor image files. These files store the default cursor graphics and the custom cursor graphics for the Windows operating system, such as the Windows mouse pointer.
When a user installs a custom desktop theme onto his or her computer, a corresponding CUR file is usually included in the installation pack so that the Windows cursor will match the custom desktop theme. For example, if a user downloads a horse-based custom desktop theme, the CUR file may contain the cursor image of a horse or a horseshoe to match the theme download.
How to open CUR files
We have identified six CUR openers that are compatible with this specific type of CUR file.
Programs that open Windows Mouse Cursor files
Last updated: July 31, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of CUR files. Remember, different programs may use CUR 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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