CUR File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a CUR file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CUR files.
What is a CUR file?
Files that contain the .cur file extension are cursor image files. These files are used to 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 were to download 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
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension CUR for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different CUR openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension CUR
While we know of one file format using the .CUR 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 .CUR file.
Various viewers for this file format
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.
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander||User submitted|
|Picexa Viewer||User submitted|
|Ulead Photo Explorer||User submitted|
|Corel PaintShop Pro||User submitted|
|Paint Shop Pro||User submitted|
|Ulead Instant Viewer||User submitted|
|Microsoft Visual Studio .NET||User submitted|