CGFX file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cgfx - Nvidia CgFX Shader

The CGFX development files are related to Nvidia Cg Toolkit. The CGFX file is a Nvidia CgFX Shader. Nvidia CgFX is a versatile shader specification and interchange format. As a file format, it is identical to Microsoft's .fx Effect format for DirectX 9.

Nvidia Cg Toolkit
Development files
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Nvidia CgFX Shader related extensions:
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Xilinx ISE Design Rule Check Data
CVS Configuration Data
Crestron SIMPL Compile
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Visual CCScript Script

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

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

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

cfx, cgf, cgx, gfx

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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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