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CPIO file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .cpio file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .cpio file?
  • What program do I need to open a .cpio file?
  • How can the .cpio file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .cpio files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ CPIO Archive

CPIO file is a CPIO Archive. Cpio is a standard binary file archiver on Unix.
Category: Archive files
Application: GnuWin32 CPIO
Mime-type: application/x-cpio
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
CPIO aliases:
CPIO related links:
CPIO related extensions:
LH ARC Compressed Archive

ARJ Compressed Archive

Compressed Microsoft Cabinet File

LHarc Compressed Archive

Tape Archive

Unix Gzipped TAR Archive

Compressed File

WinRAR Archive

7-Zip Archive

BZip Compressed Data

Other types of files may also use the .cpio file extension.

🚫 The .cpio file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

cio, cpi, cpo, pio

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

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Lifo-Pro Consumer Price Index
Atari 8-bit Marco Pixel Editor Image
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SWAT Master Watershed Data
Avid Pro Tools IO Settings

🔴 Can't open a .cpio 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 cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .cpio file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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