CUBE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cube - Gaussian Cube Data

The CUBE data files are related to Gaussian. The CUBE file is a Gaussian Cube Data. Gaussian is an electronic structure programs. Designed to model a broad range of molecular systems under a variety of conditions, it performs its computations starting from the basic laws of quantum mechanics.

Data files
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Gaussian Cube Data related extensions:
Gaussian Checkpoint File
Gaussian Two-Electron Integral Derivative File
Gaussian Formatted Checkpoint File
Gaussian 94 Data
Gaussian Input Data
Gaussian Input Data

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

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

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

cbe, cub, cue

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Cube Data
ISIS 2 Cube
CDRWIN Cue Sheet File
SeeYou Airspace Data
Gaussian Cube Data
Cubloc Studio PLC Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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