Brief Description of the .cpp File Extension

The .cpp file extension is used by various file types, names of which are listed below.

File Type #1 – C++ Source Code File

The .cpp file extension is most commonly used for storing C++ source code. Files with the .cpp file extension are source code files and are often found to be part of a collection/project.

Names of the programs that can open a C++ Source Code (.cpp) file

If you use Windows, you may use any of the following programs to view a .cpp file

  • Microsoft Visual C++
  • Borland C++ Builder

If you use a Mac OS, you may use any of the following programs to view a .cpp file

  • Metrowerks CodeWarrior
  • Apple Xcode

Is it possible to convert a CPP file to an EXE file?

Yes, compiler programs are available that allow you to convert .cpp files to the .exe format.

File Type #2 – CA-Cricket Presents Presentation

The .cpp file format is also used by CA-Cricket Presents, a presentation program developed by Cricket software for Mac OS and Windows.

File Type #3 – Maya OpenGL 3D Scene

File Type #4 – Unknown Apple II File

File Type #5 – Xcode Core C Program

If you are unable to open a .cpp file on your Windows computer using the programs installed on your computer, then we recommend you give FileCure a try. FileCure is an effective Windows file opener program that allows users to open various file types, including .cpp files.