.CBF File Extension

File Type:
ChessBase Game Information File

Having trouble opening .cbf extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cbf files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cbf files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CBF file?

Cbf file extension has ChessBase Game Information file type, developed by ChessBase, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Data files for an interactive chess and database program known as ChessBase have this extension. They contain specific information that details a playing session: player data, his moves, annotations, and so on. CBF files can be added to the ChessBase database for analysis. With the release of ChessBase 6, save game information is divided into multiple files unlike the previous versions, where it was saved in one CBF file.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cbf file icon
File Type:
ChessBase Game Information File
Game Files

How to open CBF file?

Double click the cbf file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cbf extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cbf extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cbf file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CBF files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cbf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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