CXT File Type

- The quick facts

What are CXT files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CXT 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 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

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

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

Last updated: December 9, 2021

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 apps that use files with this extension

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