Open cur file
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What is cur file?
A cur file extension is related to the mouse cursor image format used by Microsoft Windows. A cur file stores mouse cursor (mouse pointer).
cur file description
The cur file extension is used for one format of cursors used in Windows.
The cur file contains cursors (the mouse pointer design) in Microsoft Windows 3.x and later versions of Windows operating systems.
In Windows 95, NT and later, this format has been largely superseded by the ANI format which allows animated and color cursor designs.
The CUR format also allows transparency so that cursors do not have to appear rectangular when displayed on screen.
The cur files are not compressed. However, as the images that they contain are usually quite small, compression is not really needed anyway.