.CGM File Extension

File Type:
Computer Graphics Metafile

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

What is a CGM file?

Cgm file extension has Computer Graphics Metafile file type, which is associated with the "vector image files" category.

Vector graphics format, which is used by many graphics applications. It was originally designed to support clip art libraries, but has evolved with never revisions and now also used for CAD drawings.  

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

cgm file icon
File Type:
Computer Graphics Metafile
Vector Image Files
Text and Binary

How to open CGM file?

Double click the cgm 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 .cgm 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 cgm 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 cgm 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 CGM 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 cgm file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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