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CUE file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cue - CDRWIN Cue Sheet File

The CUE disk image files are related to CDRWIN. The CUE file is a CDRWIN Cue Sheet File. The .cue / .bin format developed by Jeff Arnold for CDRWIN can encode CD Image formats in either 2048 or 2324 bytes per sector. A cue sheet, or cue file, is an ASCII (plain text) file that specifies how the tracks of a compact disc should be laid out. The CDRWIN seems to be no longer supported.

Disk Image files
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CDRWIN Cue Sheet File related extensions:
CDRWIN Binary Data File
CDRWIN Virtual CD Image

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

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

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

ce, che, cie, cu, cu3, cud, cuf, cur, cus, cuw, uce, ue, vue

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

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CUDA Source Code
Turbo C Utilities Form Definition
my Knowledge Explorer Change Unit

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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