CMAKE file format description

Many people often share .cmake 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 .cmake files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cmake files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cmake files.

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cmake - CMake Script

The CMAKE development files are related to CMake. The CMAKE file is a CMake Script. CMake is an open-source, cross-platform family of tools designed to build, test and package software.

Development files
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CMake Script related extensions:
Esterel Sorted Circuit Code
Visual Perl File
WebDev Template Backup Data
Native Client Manifest File
Xojo Binary Toolbar Data
VT Pro-e Smart Graphics Definitions Data

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

Can't open a .cmake 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 .cmake 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:


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cmake 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 .cmake:

Drush Makefile
Xcode Make File

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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