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COM file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.com - Windows Command File

COM is a text file containing a series of commands intended to be executed by the command interpreter.

.com file format description:
COM format
Application:
-
Category:
Application files
Mime-type:
application/x-com
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
-
Windows Command File related links:
-
Windows Command File related extensions:
.cod
Microsoft C Compiler Output
.cmd
Command File
.class
Java Class
.cgi
Common Gateway Interface
.bat
MS-DOS Batch File
.bas
BASIC Source

.exe - Executable File

EXE is the common filename extension for denoting an executable file (a program) in the MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, and OS/2 operating systems.

.exe file format description:
EXE format
Application:
-
Category:
Application files
Mime-type:
application/x-ms-dos-executable
Magic:
- / -
Aliases:
com
Executable File related links:
-
Executable File related extensions:
.drv
Windows Device Driver
.dll
Windows Dynamic Linked Llibrary
.cpl
Control Panel Item
.cod
Microsoft C Compiler Output
.cmd
Command File
.class
Java Class

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

Can't open a .com 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:

example.com

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 .com file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cim, vom, om, fom, cpm, col, co, cm, ckm, xom, som, ocm, dom, con, cok

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

.cim
Cimplicity HMI Screen
.dom
DIMPLOT Domain Definition
.con
BI/Query Connection File
.cok
Carmageddon Game Data
.vom
BrainVoyager QX VOM Data
.ckm
Creation Kit Macro

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