Open cur file

cur file icon Did your computer fail to open cur file? We explain what cur files are and recommend software that we know can open your cur files.

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In Windows 95, NT and later, this format has been largely superseded by the ANI format which allows animated and color cursor designs.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.

Software that will open cur file


A mouse cursor authoring tool for Windows

Microsoft Windows

A series of operating systems produced by Microsoft

XnView MP

A popular utility for viewing and converting graphic files

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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