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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The procedure to change the default program in Windows
The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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