CXF File

What are CXF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CXF 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 CXF file?

CXF files have multiple uses, and Chemical Exchange Format Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Chemical Exchange Format Data File

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

How to open CXF files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CXF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CXF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested six different CXF openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 19, 2022

All known file formats using extension .CXF

While Chemical Exchange Format Data File is a popular type of CXF-file, we know of 6 different uses of the .CXF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Picasa Collage File

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.

CXF opener for Windows

We have identified one CXF opener that is compatible with this specific type of CXF file.

Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued

More file formats using the CXF extension

Through our research of CXF files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • CTXf Compressed Archive File
  • Cuttlefish Extended Network Format
  • CXF Vector Map Format
  • QCad II Font

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CXF files. Remember, different programs may use CXF 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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Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
PicasaPicasaUser submitted
Param_PCParam_PCUser submitted
Color iControlColor iControlUser submitted

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