File Extension Library


.CANIM File Extension

  • Developer by: Klei Entertainment Inc.
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .CANIM file?

.CANIM file extension is created by Klei Entertainment Inc.. .CANIM has been classified as Game Files.

.CANIM is Shank game

The canim file extension is related to a game data format used in Shank 1 and Shank 2 computer games. Might also be used in other games from the same developer. Contains game resources, like graphics or sounds.


How to open:

You cannot open this file type manually, it is accessed by the game automatically.

How to convert:

These games files cannot be converted to anything else. However, sometimes modding.

How to Open .CANIM file on different platforms

Open .CANIM File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CANIM
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CANIM file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CANIM files" Press "Ok"

Open .CANIM File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CANIM file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CANIM File on Linux

Right click on the .CANIM file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CANIM File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CANIM file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CANIM File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CANIM files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CANIM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CANIM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CANIM file format
  2. You need to check the .CANIM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)