CEC file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cec - Windows CE Catalog Item

The CEC development files are related to Windows CE Platform Builder. The CEC file is a Windows CE Catalog Item. Windows CE is a popular embedded operating system for PDAs and mobiles.

Windows CE Platform Builder
Development files
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Windows CE Catalog Item related extensions:
IBM Rational Software Architect Model
Origin Encrypted C Source Code
Visual C# Compiler Incremental Data
Xojo Binary Project
Adobe Authorware for Mac Packaged Data
Visual FoxPro Label Memo

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

Can't open a .cec 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 .cec file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cc, cce, cdc, ce, ced, cef, cev, cex, cfc, crc, csc, cwc, dec, ec, ecc

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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