CXT File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a CXT file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .CXT files.

What is a CXT file?

Files that contain the .cxt file extension are most commonly associated with the Adobe Director (previously Macromedia Director) multi-media authoring application. CXT files contain Director cast or object files that have been saved in a protected file format.

The CXT file format prevents the Director files from being edited and allows objects to be shared without the risk of being modified. When a user opens a Director file that is already open, a CXT copy of the file is automatically created, preventing the user from making edits to the locked copy of the file. When the file is closed, the copy is automatically deleted.

How to open CXT 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 CXT for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 7 different CXT openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension CXT

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

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of CXT files. Remember, different programs may use CXT files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CX-ProgrammerCX-ProgrammerUser submitted
DirectorDirectorUser submitted
Crocodile TechnologyCrocodile TechnologyUser submitted
Director Shockwave StudioDirector Shockwave StudioUser submitted
Director MXDirector MXUser submitted
CXToolCXToolUser submitted
EditorEditorUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with CXT-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 CXT-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!