CIP File Extension

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CryptoBuddy Encrypted Format

What is CIP file?

CIP is a file extension commonly associated with CryptoBuddy Encrypted Format files. Files with CIP extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. CIP file belongs to the Encoded Files category just like 207 other filename extensions listed in our database. CryptoLock is by far the most used program for working with CIP files. On the official website of Research Triangle Software developer not only will you find detailed information about theCryptoLock software, but also about CIP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support CIP file extension

The following listing features CIP-compatible programs. Files with CIP 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 CIP file

Windows Windows

How to open file with CIP extension?

Being unable to open files with CIP extension can be have various origins. What is important, all common issues related to files with CIP extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with CIP files.

Step 1. Get the CryptoLock

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CIP files installed on the system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download CryptoLock and install it on your device. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit CryptoLock website and download the installer.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of CryptoLock

You still cannot access CIP files although CryptoLock is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of CryptoLock installed, it may not support CIP format. The most recent version of CryptoLock is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open CIP files to CryptoLock

After installing CryptoLock (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open CIP files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the CIP with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • 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 CryptoLock is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open CIP files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with CIP extension, select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select CryptoLock and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with CIP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper CIP file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The CIP may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the CIP file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the CIP file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. CIP file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic CIP file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. If the CIP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the CryptoBuddy Encrypted Format file.

4. Check whether your system can handle CryptoLock

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with CryptoBuddy Encrypted Format file. It may be the case that the CIP files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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