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CBLAY file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cblay - ChessBase Window Layout Data

The CBLAY game data files are related to ChessBase. The CBLAY file is a ChessBase Window Layout Data. ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database. CBV is used to store all of the database components in a single, compressed file.

Game Data files
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ChessBase Window Layout Data related extensions:
ChessBase Annotations
ChessBase Search Booster
ChessBase Commentators Index
ChessBase Hash File of Doubles Data
ChessBase Team Index
ChessBase Old Game Database

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

Can't open a .cblay 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.

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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