COLLECTION file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.collection - Adobe Bridge Collection Data

The COLLECTION data files are related to Adobe Bridge. The COLLECTION file is an Adobe Bridge Collection Data. Adobe Bridge is an organizational software application created and released by Adobe Systems.

Adobe Bridge
Data files
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Adobe Bridge Collection Data related extensions:
MOUSE Hydrological File
MON2020 XA CGM Data
XML 3D Surface Profile
3x5 Knowledge Base Data
WebMoney Keeper CLASSIC Purse Backup
FidoNet Squish Data

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

Can't open a .collection 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.

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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