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 files
- - / -
- Windows Command File related extensions:
.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 files
- - / -
- Executable File related extensions:
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:
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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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:
con, cim, vom, om, fom, cpm, col, co, cm, ckm, xom, som, ocm, dom, cok
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- BI/Query Connection File
- Acharya Consonant Data
- KJT-200 Constituent Data
- OASIS Montaj Control File
- USoft Conceptual Schema Data
- SQL Script Constraints
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