How to open CXF files

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

What is a CXF file?

CXF stands for Chemical Abstracts Exchange Format. The Chemical Abstracts Service developed the CXF file format as a standard data exchange for chemical substance software.

Files that contain the .cxf file extension are also used by Google's Picasa application to store Picasa collage files. The Picasa program was created by Google in order to organize and view digital images. Google offers both Mac and Windows versions of the Picasa software.

The .cxf file extension is also used by X-Rite products. The programs use these files for color data to record and transfer color information. These files are saved in a text-based file format.

Software that will open, convert or fix CXF files

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

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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with CXF-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!