CU is a file extension commonly associated with CUDA Source Code Format files. CUDA Source Code Format specification was created by NVIDIA. CU files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with CU extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 992 various file formats. Users are advised to use NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit software for managing CU files, although 2 other programs can also handle this type of file.
The following listing features CU-compatible programs. Files with CU suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CU files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to CUDA Source Code Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with CU files.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports CU files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit or one of the recommended programs (for example, Text editor, Windows Notepad) 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 NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.
You still cannot access CU files although NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit cannot handle files with CU may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate CU files with latest version of NVIDIA CUDA Toolkit you have installed 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.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the CU file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
Should it happed that the CU is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the CU file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
Did you receive the CU file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. If the CU file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support CU files. Close all running programs and try opening the CU file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with CUDA Source Code Format files. It may be the case that the CU files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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