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CRU file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cru - Crush Compressed Archive

The CRU archive files are related to Crush. CRU file is a Crush Compressed Archive. Crush is a data compression utility that provides the user with several lossless compression techniques available in a single application. The Crush software is written in C and is designed to run on both VMS and UNIX systems. The Crush seems to be no longer supported.

Archive files
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Crush Compressed Archive related extensions:
NaShrinK Compressed Archive
OpenG Package File
ArcSoft Totalmedia Backup Archive
WinGuard Pro Lok Archive
Haptek Compressed Archive
Back4Win Backup Archive

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

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

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

cdu, cfu, cr, crh, cri, cry, cu, cur, dru, fru, rcu, ru, sru

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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GE Medical CRI Image
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Symantec Client Firewall Update Policy Data
RealWorld Layered Cursor Image
CryENGINE Map Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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