>> CTO file

CTO file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cto - Visual Studio Binary Command Table Output

The CTO development files are related to Microsoft Visual Studio. CTO file is a Visual Studio Binary Command Table Output. The Visual Studio command table (VSCT) compiler compiles XML-based configuration files (.vsct files) into binary command table output (.cto) files.

Microsoft Visual Studio
Development files
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Visual Studio Binary Command Table Output related extensions:
C++ Internal Header
Visual Studio Internal Compilation Database
Visual Studio Intermediate Object
Visual Studio Workflow Service
Visual Basic Animated Button Configuration
WCF Service Trace Viewer Log

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

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

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

cfo, cgo, cho, co, cot, cro, ct, ct0, cti, ctk, ctl, ctp, cyo, dto, sto

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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.cti Template Info File
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TIFF Contone File
Cheat Engine Cheat Table

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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