File Extension COL

.COL File

File extension: COL
File type: Collection File

Notes about the COL file extension:

To open this file type, a required software must be installed. Without it you only see a Windows message "The following file cannot be opened" (Windows 7) or "How do you want to open this file?" (Windows 10) if you double-click the file. There click on "More apps" and choose a suitable software to view such files on your PC or from email attachments.

The COL file type is primarily associated with 'HTML Help' by Microsoft Corporation. The .COL XML format describes individual collections of individual chm files that are used to group content into aggregations.

Detailed information for file extension COL:

Primary association: HTML Help
Company: Microsoft Corporation
File classification: XML
Identifying characters Hex: 3C 58 4D 4C 3E 0D 0A 3C 48 54 4D 4C 48 65 6C 70 43 6F 6C 6C 65 63 74 69 6F 6E 3E 0D 0A 3C , ASCII: XML HTMLHelpCollection
Related links: Unofficial (Preliminary) HTML Help Specification

Other applications associated with file type COL:

  • Autodesk Color Palette by Autodesk, Inc.
  • Grand Theft Auto (III Collision Data) by Rockstar GamesTake-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games, Global Star Software, Gathering, Jack of All Games and related logos are trademarks of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 43 4F 4C 4C , ASCII: COLL
  • IFF Color Map (Palette) The identifying characters used for this association are - Hex: 46 4F 52 4D 00 00 , ASCII: FORM
  • Internet Color Wizard Color SchemeThis extension is not often used for this purpose.
  • Movie Maker (Collection File) by Microsoft CorporationFile is named WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER.COL.
  • MPEG Audio Collection (Collection) by The MAC TeamMAC means MPEG Audio Collection. It will help you to organize your audio file collection. There are some nice features like a Tag editor, file renamer utility etc. MAC was originally created by Jurgen Faul, but since he stopped the development, it is now developed by The MAC Team. This association is classified as Database. Related links: MPEG Audio Collection COL File Format, MPEG Audio Collection FAQ
  • Multiplan Spreadsheet by Microsoft Corporation
  • Notes (Import Column Description File) by IBMThis was a Lotus product. Lotus was bought out by IBM. Lotus Notes and Domino are a fundamental component of IBM WorkplaceRelated links: IBM Lotus Notes Wikipedia Page
  • SequoiaView (Color Template) by Technische Universiteit EindhovenSequoiaView is a squarified treemap generator for examination of the files on your computer system. The screen is subdivided such that rectangles approach squares as closely as possible.
  • Unknown Apple II File ((found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom))

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File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database

To change file associations press Windows Key + X and then Apps and Features > Default apps > Choose default apps by file type. Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC.

Technical data

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System Info for File Extension .COL

The following listing is compiled from the database produced by the 'Associate This!' program, selected data from the main FILExt database and information FILExt collected directly from user systems.

ProgramID: COLFile, FileType: HTML Help File

ProgramID: HOTSHOTS_IMAGE.Document, FileType: HotShots Image Document, AppName: PictureWorks HotShots Application

ProgramID: MPEG Audio Collection
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\MPEG Audio Collection\mac.exe %1

ProgramID: COLFile
EXEFile: %SystemRoot%\hh.exe %1

ProgramID: COLFile
EXEFile: %ProgramFiles%\colleditor1[1].1b\CollEditor.exe

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