JOB File Type

- The quick facts

What are JOB files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a JOB 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 JOB file?

JOB files have multiple uses, and Compass And Ruler Job is one of them.

Compass And Ruler Job File

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open JOB files

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

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different JOB openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

All known file formats using extension .JOB

While Compass And Ruler Job File is a popular type of JOB-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .JOB extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Windows Task Scheduler Job File

Files that contain the .job file extension are most commonly associated with the Windows Task Scheduler utility. This Windows utility is used to schedule automated tasks on a user's computer.

The JOB files that the Task Scheduler uses contain the name of the task that is to be performed, the triggers for the task, and the actions and conditions that are used to run the task.

You usually do not need to edit or view these files, as they only contain information usable by the software program that uses them.

More file formats using the JOB extension

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

  • Labeler Job
  • Pro Video Job File
  • Tripod Data Systems Job File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

PADSPADSUser submitted
ZebraDesignerZebraDesignerUser submitted
NiceLabelNiceLabelUser submitted
PrepsPrepsUser submitted
ZebraDesigner ProZebraDesigner ProUser submitted
SATO Label Gallery FreeSATO Label Gallery FreeUser submitted
SheetCam TNGSheetCam TNGUser submitted
Plan-UmPlan-UmUser submitted
MetaCAM applicationMetaCAM applicationUser submitted
SATO Label Gallery PlusSATO Label Gallery PlusUser submitted

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