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CAT file format description

Many people share .cat files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .cat file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .cat files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cat - Quicken IntelliCharge Categorization

The CAT data files are related to Intuit Quicken. CAT is an Intuit Quicken IntelliCharge Categorization data. Quicken is a personal finance management tool, with a vast array of features.

Intuit Quicken
Data files
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Quicken IntelliCharge Categorization related extensions:
QlikView Server Persistent Group Object
QT 3D Data
QlikView Component
QT Compressed Help
QlikView Data eXchange File
QlikView Extension

.cat - TINA Pro Catalog

The CAT data files are related to TINA. CAT file is a TINA Pro Catalog. TINA is a circuit simulation and PCB design software package for analyzing, designing, and real time testing of analog, digital, VHDL, MCU, and mixed electronic circuits and their PCB layouts, it is made by Designsoft. CAT files contain the built-in TINA components and the built-in semiconductor catalogs.

Data files
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TINA Pro Catalog related extensions:
TINA Complex Parameter List
TINA Shape Library Database
TINA Task List
TINA Library Index
TINA Interpreter File
TINA Library

.cat - Microsoft Windows Security Catalog

The CAT other files are related to Microsoft Windows Update. CAT file is a Microsoft Windows Security Catalog. The security catalog contains the cryptographic hashes of all files included in the troubleshooting pack.

Microsoft Windows Update
Other files
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Microsoft Windows Security Catalog related extensions:
Windows Group Policy File
Windows Bluetooth Transfer Options Data
Microsoft Rights Management Protected Data
Microsoft Windows 95 Clean Boot File
Novell GroupWise Shortcut
Novell NetWare Tools

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cat file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cat files. Be especially cautious with .cat files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cat file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .cat file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

act, ct, car, fat, xat, sat, dat, cwt, cag, ca, vat, cxt, cta, cqt, cah

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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