File Extension Library


.COW File Extension

  • Developer by: Eidos Interactive Ltd.
  • Category: Game Files

What is an .COW file?

.COW file extension is created by Eidos Interactive Ltd.. .COW has been classified as Game Files.

.COW is Thief game data

The cow file extension is associated with Thief: Deadly Shadows a stealth 3D action adventure computer game for Microsoft Windows and Xbox video gaming console.

The cow file stores some kind of game data.


How to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .cow file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .COW file on different platforms

Open .COW File on Windows

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

Open .COW File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .COW 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 .COW File on Linux

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

Open .COW File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .COW 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 .COW 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 .COW files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .COW files

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