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CMS File Extension

CaseMap Case Script Format
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What is CMS file?

CMS is a script file associated with CaseMap software developed by LexisNexis. CMS files store scripts in plan text format. CaseMap supports such programming languages as VisualBasicScript or JavaScript (although no mixing is allowed). CMS scripts can be used to extend CaseMap functionality by adding new features or for automating repetitive or routine task. Writing CMS scripts requires working knowledge of of at least one scripting language supported by CaseMap. All created scripts are stored in a dedicate database, but CMS files can be used for importing scripts to the application.


CaseMap is a dashboard tool for aggregating various data from different files. It allows users to sort, split, and organized data on a custom timeline. It also offers an advanced search function that scans data searching for keyword. CaseMap function can be extended using custom scripts saved in CMS files.

Programs which support CMS file extension

Programs that can handle CMS files are as follows. Files with CMS 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 CMS file

Windows Windows

Updated: 02/26/2023

How to open file with CMS extension?

Problems with accessing CMS may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to CaseMap Case Script 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. Download and install CaseMap

Install software to open CMS file Problems with opening and working with CMS files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CMS files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download CaseMap and install it on your device. 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 CaseMap website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update CaseMap to the latest version

Update software that support file extension CMSYou still cannot access CMS files although CaseMap 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. This can be one of the causes why CMS files are not compatible with CaseMap. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using CaseMap.

Step 3. Assign CaseMap to CMS files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate CMS files with latest version of CaseMap you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with CMS file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the CMS file
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the CaseMap installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open CMS files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with CMS file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

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

Step 4. Verify that the CMS is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CMS file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

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

If the CMS 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 scanner detected that the CMS file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the CMS file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the CMS 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 CMS 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

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle CaseMap

If the systems has insufficient resources to open CMS files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with CaseMap Case Script Format file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle CMS files.

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If you have additional information about the CMS file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on CMS file.

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