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COB file format description

COB file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with COB files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the COB file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing COB files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Total Annihilation Unit Script

The COB file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with Total Annihilation, serving as a Total Annihilation Unit Script. Total Annihilation is a real-time strategy video game created by Cavedog Entertainment. Visit the website of Total Annihilation for a detailed description of the COB format.

Application:Total Annihilation
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Total Annihilation Unit Script related extensions

  • hotspot Homeworld Cursor Information Data
  • car Railroad Tycoon 3 Car Properties Data
  • bms Delta Force Binary Map Data
  • mgn Star Wars: Galaxies 3D Model

#2 COBOL Source Code

The COB file is categorized under Development. It is associated with Eclipse, serving as a COBOL Source Code. COBOL is one of the oldest programming languages, primarily designed by Grace Hopper. Visit the website of Eclipse for a detailed description of the COB format.

Application:Eclipse
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

COBOL Source Code related extensions

  • api_filters Eclipse API Filters Data
  • cpy COBOL Include Data
  • dadx Eclipse Document Access Definition Extension
  • e4xmi Eclipse Application Model Data

#3 Caligari TrueSpace Object

The COB file is a Caligari TrueSpace 3D object. TrueSpace is a 3D modeler and animation software.

Application:Caligari TrueSpace
Category:Document files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Caligari TrueSpace Object related extensions

  • gid Windows Global Index File
  • ins Inspiration Document
  • vcs vCalendar Document
  • gtp Guitar Pro Tabulature

#4 Creatures Compiled Object

The COB file is categorized under Game Data. It is associated with Creatures, serving as a Creatures Compiled Object. Creatures is an artificial life (alife) video game. Visit the website of Creatures for a detailed description of the COB format.

Application:Creatures
Category:Game Data files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Creatures Compiled Object related extensions

  • cos Creatures Object Source Code
  • sfc Creatures Saved Game

Did someone accidentally misspell the COB filename?

The COB filename extension may be misspelled. We compiled a list of similar file extensions to help you find errors.

Filename extensions similar to COB:

Windows can't open your COB file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this COB file.

To set the COB file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set COB file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle COB files with care

Exercise caution when handling COB files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar COB files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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