CIL file format description

Many people often share .cil files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cil files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cil files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cil files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cil file format.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cil - Microsoft ClipArt Gallery Download Package

The CIL document files are related to Microsoft Clip Art Gallery. The CLI file is a Microsoft ClipArt Gallery Download Package. Microsoft ClipArt Gallery software allows the user to download additional clips from the Microsoft ClipArt Gallery Live web site.

Microsoft Clip Art Gallery
Document files
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Microsoft ClipArt Gallery Download Package related extensions:
Microsoft Access Data Access Page
Microsoft Excel OLE DB Query
Microsoft Excel 2007 Template
Microsoft Word HTML Document
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac Template
Microsoft Word 2007 Template

.iil - Norton CleanSweep Installation Log

The IIL data files are related to Norton CleanSweep. The IIL file is a Norton CleanSweep Installation Log. Norton CleanSweep was designed to aid in the removal of installed programs on Microsoft Windows. The Norton CleanSweep seems to be no longer supported.

Norton CleanSweep
Data files
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cik, cil
Norton CleanSweep Installation Log related extensions:
Nimbus 7 SAMS Data
ConlangDictionary Data
ENVI Display Group Data
LonWorks Binary Device Interface File
Efficient Address Book v5 Data
DataCAD Custom Toolbar Keys Data

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

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

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ci, cii, cik, cim, cio, cip, cjl, ckl, cl, cli, cll, col, cul, dil, fil

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cil filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .cil:

DISA STIG Checklist
Cavena Toolbox Subtitles Data
Microsoft Multiplan Spreadsheet
Corel WordPerfect Overlay Data
Xilize Markup Source
SimCity 2000 Game Data

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

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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