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CTO file format description

CTO file format

We made this page to help you understand how to work with CTO files. Here, you can find info on software that can handle these files. It includes simple programs for opening and converting them.

Learn about the CTO file and its functions here!

We also explain how to convert them into other types. It's simple and hassle-free. For opening or changing CTO files, this page offers all the tools you need.

#1 Visual Studio Binary Command Table Output

The CTO file is categorized under Development. It is associated with Microsoft Visual Studio, serving as 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. Visit the website of Microsoft Visual Studio for a detailed description of the CTO format.

Application:Microsoft Visual Studio
Category:Development files
Mime-type:application/octet-stream
Magic:- / -
Aliases:-

Visual Studio Binary Command Table Output related extensions

  • esl Microsoft Visual FoxPro Support Library
  • lmp ArchiCAD Geometric Description Language Source Code
  • db Atari Jaguar Debugger Script
  • pbl PowerBASIC DOS Static Library

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Windows can't open your CTO file?

When you try to open a file by double-clicking it, Windows looks at the file's name to figure out what to do. If Windows doesn't know the file type, it'll ask you to choose an app to open this CTO file.

To set the CTO file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. In the Default apps section, you will find various categories. They include Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate. For example, choose Photos for image files, or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the app you want is not listed, click on More apps to see more options. Or, click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set CTO file association. Many apps can open files. They don't need a specific file association to be set.

Handle CTO files with care

Exercise caution when handling CTO files from unknown sources. Files from certain sources can threaten your computer's security. They might contain malware, viruses, or harmful software. To minimize risks, avoid downloading or opening unfamiliar CTO files. Use trusted antivirus software to scan files from unknown sources before opening.

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