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What is a CMBL File?

How to Open, Edit, & Convert CMBL Files


Question: What is a CMBL File?

Did you find a CMBL file on your computer and wonder what program should open it? Maybe someone emailed you a CMBL file but you're not sure how to use it. Perhaps you tried to open the CMBL file but Windows told you that it could not open it.

Before you can open a CMBL file (assuming it's even a file format that's intended to be viewed or edited), you'll need to determine what kind of file the .CMBL file extension refers to.

Answer: A file with the CMBL file extension is a Logger Pro Data file.

Other types of files may also use the CMBL file extension. If you know of any additional file formats that use the .CMBL extension, please let me know so I can update this information.

How To Open an CMBL File:

The easiest way to open a CMBL file is to double-click on it and let your PC decide which default application should open the file. If no program opens the CMBL file then you probably don't have an application installed that can view and/or edit CMBL files.

Warning: Take great care when opening executable file formats received via email or downloaded from websites you're not familiar with. See my List of Executable File Extensions for a listing of file extensions to avoid and why.

CMBL files are XML based, which means any free text editor can be used to view them, like Windows Notepad or Notepad++. If a text editor displays the CMBL file in a strange or unreadable format, Logger Pro can be used instead.

Tip: Use Notepad or another text editor to open the CMBL file. Many files are text-only files meaning no matter the file extension, a text editor may be able to properly display the file's contents. This may or may not be the case with CMBL files but it's worth a try.

If you find that an application on your PC does try to open the CMBL file but it's the wrong application or if you would rather have another installed program open CMBL files, see my How To Change the Default Program for a Specific File Extension guide for making that change in Windows.

How To Convert a CMBL File:

There are two main ways to attempt to convert a CMBL file to another file type:

The first option involving opening the CMBL file in its native program is preferable because it's both easier and will probably result in a more accurate file conversion. Of course if you don't have a program that opens CMBL files, a third-party file conversion tool (the second option) could be very useful.

Important: You cannot usually change a file extension (like the CMBL file extension) to one that your computer recognizes and expect the newly renamed file to be usable. An actual file format conversion using one of the methods described above must take place in most cases.

Still Having Problems Opening or Using a CMBL File?

See Get More Help for information about contacting me on social networks or via email, posting on tech support forums, and more. Let me know what kinds of problems you're having with opening or using the CMBL file and I'll see what I can do to help.

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