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CPE File Extension

Fax Cover Page Format
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What is CPE file?

CPE filename suffix is mostly used for Fax Cover Page Format files. Fax Cover Page Format format was developed by Microsoft. CPE file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. CPE file belongs to the Layout Files category just like 137 other filename extensions listed in our database. Users are advised to use Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor software for managing CPE files, although 1 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support CPE file extension

Programs that can handle CPE files are as follows. CPE files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support CPE file

How to open file with CPE extension?

Problems with accessing CPE may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with CPE extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Install Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor software

Install software to open CPE file The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CPE files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor or one of the recommended programs (for example, Microsoft Windows) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor to the latest version

Update software that support file extension CPEIf you already have Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor installed on your systems and CPE 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. The reason that Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor cannot handle files with CPE may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Fax Cover Page Format files with Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor

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

Associate software with CPE file on Windows

Change the default application in Windows

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

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with CPE 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 CPE extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

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

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CPE file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check CPE file for viruses
1. Verify that the CPE in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the CPE file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. CPE file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If the CPE file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with CPE extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Fax Cover Page Format file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Microsoft Fax Cover Page Editor

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

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

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

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