COM File Extension

COM file icon
DOS Command Format
  • Developer
    Microsoft
  • Popularity
    2.6 (5 votes)

What is COM file?

A .COM file format is a simple executable file. Earlier in the computing times, the .COM extension was utilized as a file format for the text files that comprised of commands that are to be issued to the OS. With the advancement in the computer systems, the type of files that have been generally associated with the .COM file format changed to that of the executable files. This rule was then carried out to the MS-DOS systems. Even while complemented by the more generalized .exe formats for executables files, for the compact .COM extensions remain practical and generally used in the MS-DOS Operating systems.

The .COM extension has simply no connection with the .com superior level Internet domain name. On the other hand, this correspondence in the name of these files have been very much exploited by numerous wicked virus writers and hackers.

Programs that support COM file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the COM file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the COM file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the COM file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the COM file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the COM file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the COM file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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