The File Extensions Database

.CAG File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .CAG file?

.CAG is ClipArt Gallery Package

Compressed clip art package created by Microsoft Clip Gallery, a program used to manage clip art images; contains categories, descriptions, thumbnail images, and the clip art graphics; used as a database for browsing clip art and importing images into documents.

A common CAG file is Artgalry.cag, which is the default clip art package used by some versions of Clip Gallery.

CAG files were supported by several older Microsoft software products, including Office 95 and 97, Publisher 97 and 98, and Clip Gallery 2 and 3. However, they are not commonly used anymore.

NOTE: Microsoft Clip Gallery is discontinued.

Programs that open ClipArt Gallery Package
Microsoft Publisher 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

How to solve problems with CAG files

  • Associate the CAG file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CAG file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CAG files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CAG file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .CAG is ClipArt Gallery Package. Because only the current version supports the latest CAG file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft manufacturer website after an available .CAG is ClipArt Gallery Package update.
  • To make sure that your CAG file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.