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CA_ File Extension

Microsoft Cabinet Archive Format

What is CA_ file?

CA_ is a file extension commonly associated with Microsoft Cabinet Archive Format files. CA_ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. CA_ file format, along with 236 other file formats, belongs to the Compressed Files category. The most popular program for handling CA_ files is 7-Zip, but users can choose among 7 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Igor Pavlov developer not only will you find detailed information about the7-Zip software, but also about CA_ and other supported file formats.

Programs which support CA_ file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support CA_ files. Files with CA_ extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support CA_ file

Updated: 02/20/2021

How to open file with CA_ extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CA_ files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Microsoft Cabinet Archive Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install 7-Zip software

Install software to open CA_ file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CA_ files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing 7-Zip or different compatible program, such as WinRAR, StuffIt Deluxe, StuffIt. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit 7-Zip website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update 7-Zip to the latest version

Update software that support file extension CA_If you already have 7-Zip installed on your systems and CA_ files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why CA_ files are not compatible with 7-Zip. The most recent version of 7-Zip is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open CA_ files to 7-Zip

If you have the latest version of 7-Zip installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage CA_ on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with CA_ file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the CA_ file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where 7-Zip is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open CA_ files and clicking OK.
Associate software with CA_ file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the CA_ file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with CA_ extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the CA_ file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the CA_ file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check CA_ file for viruses
1. The CA_ may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the CA_ is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the CA_ file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with CA_ extension is complete and error-free

Did you receive the CA_ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with CA_ extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Microsoft Cabinet Archive Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open 7-Zip

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with CA_ extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Microsoft Cabinet Archive Format files. It may be the case that the CA_ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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