.CGI File Extension

File Type:
Common Gateway Interface Script

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

What is a CGI file?

Cgi file extension has Common Gateway Interface Script file type, which is associated with the "executable files" category.

Executable scripts written with the help of C or Perl programming language share this extension. They can be found in a specific folder ("cgi-bin") in a website directory on a web server. CGI files can be used to support basic web scripts. For example, to set periods for rotating advertisements on a page.

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

cgi file icon
File Type:
Common Gateway Interface Script
Executable Files
Text and Binary

How to open CGI file?

Double click the cgi 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 .cgi 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 cgi 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

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 cgi 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 CGI 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 cgi file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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