CNS file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cns - Client Connection Manager Config

The CNS configuration files are related to Notepad. The CNS file is a Client Connection Manager exported config on Windows NT/2000 server.

Configuration files
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Client Connection Manager Config related extensions:
Notepad++ Data
NASA Ames Data Exchange
Android Related Readme
Nimbus 7 SAMS APRIORI Data
Microsoft Exchange Non-Delivery Report Message
BBS Directory List

.cns - Mugen Character States Data

The CNS game data files are related to Mugen. The CNS file is a Mugen Character States Data. Mugen is a freeware 2D fighting game engine designed by Elecbyte.

Game Data files
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Mugen Character States Data related extensions:
Mugen Animation Data
Mugen Character Commands Data
Mugen Character Definitions Data
Mugen Sprite Data
Mugen Audio Data

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

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

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

cbs, cgs, chs, cjs, cms, cn, cnc, cne, cnw, cnx, cs, csn, dns, fns, ncs

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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