Open CFC files

  • Full name
    Adobe ColdFusion Component Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a CFC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CFC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CFC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is CFC file?

With the file extension CFC so-called Coldfusion Components are marked. ColdFusion is a development and server environment for building web applications.

More info

Adobe Coldfusion provides developers with a variety of features and tags, including database queries, image manipulation and math operation, and formatting capabilities. Coldfusion Server is few because of Adobe's proprietary license. With Railo there is also an open source server, which does not support all features and tags of Coldfusion.

CFC files are components written in the CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language) and are used primarily for common tasks such as querying and manipulating data. Components always begin with the keyword <cfcomponent> and are typically called from ColdFusion script files (cfm extensions).

CFC files are just text files that can be processed by a ColdFusion server. They can be opened and edited in any text editor, however it is recommended to use editors with developer functions such as syntax highlighting for easier work.

The IDE Eclipse needs the extension CFEclipse to work with these files.

Programs which can open a CFC file

How to open file with CFC extension?

In order to open a file with CFC extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening CFC file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with CFC files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe ColdFusion or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening CFC files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support CFC files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of CFC files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe ColdFusion as the default program for opening CFC files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate CFC files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe ColdFusion applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe ColdFusion has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with CFC files

Sometimes problems with opening CFC files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • CFC files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open CFC files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • CFC file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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