.CBL File Extension

File Type:
COBOL Source Code File

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

What is a CBL file?

Cbl file extension has COBOL Source Code file type, which is associated with the "developer files" category.

These are source code files in the COmmon Business-Oriented Language. Despite the fact of being one of the oldest programming languages, it is still used by various business programs, accounting apps, and administration utilities. They require compilation for the target system using a COBOL compiler. There are several COBOL standards in use: COBOL-68, COBOL-74, COBOL-85, and COBOL 2002.

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

cbl file icon
File Type:
COBOL Source Code File
Developer Files

How to open CBL file?

Double click the cbl 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 .cbl 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 cbl 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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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cbl 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 CBL 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 cbl file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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