The File Extensions Database


.CFM File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Web Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .CFM file?

.CFM is ColdFusion Markup File

A CFM file is a web page that contains ColdFusion code, or CFML (ColdFusion Markup Language). It is dynamically executed by the web server when the page is accessed by a user. CFM files can run ColdFusion applications and scripts written in CFScript and may reference database information, generate Flash forms, and create reports on the fly.

ColdFusion was originally developed by Allaire. It was later bought by Macromedia and is now distributed by Adobe Systems, which acquired Macromedia in 2005.

Programs that open ColdFusion Markup File
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Adobe ColdFusion 2018
Adobe ColdFusion Builder
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019
New Atlanta BlueDragon
Railo
Any text editor
Mac
Adobe ColdFusion 2018
Adobe ColdFusion Builder
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019
New Atlanta BlueDragon
Railo
Any text editor
Linux
Adobe ColdFusion 2018
New Atlanta BlueDragon
Railo
Any text editor

How to solve problems with CFM files

  • Associate the CFM file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any CFM file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.CFM files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the CFM 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 .CFM is ColdFusion Markup File. Because only the current version supports the latest CFM file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .CFM is ColdFusion Markup File update.
  • To make sure that your CFM file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.