The File Extensions Database


.COBOL File Extension

  • Developer by: Micro Focus International plc
  • Category: Source code and script Files

What is an .COBOL file?

.COBOL is Micro-Focus Cobol data

The cobol file extension is associated Cobol, Visual Cobol and other development environments for Cobol programming language developed by Micro Focus.

The cobol file stores various data used for internal purposes of the Micro-Focus Cobol.


How to open:

Probably not meant to be accessed by the user.

How to convert:

Probably cannot be converted to anything else.

How to solve problems with COBOL files

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