The File Extensions Database

.CST File Extension

  • Developer by: CELSYS
  • Category: Page Layout Files

What is an .CST file?

.CST is Manga Studio Story File

Page layout file created by Manga Studio, a program used for creating comic books; saves the storyline for the comic book and can include multiple chapters, multiple pages (.CPG files) per chapter, and layouts for each page; used for specifying the structure of the comic book.

Manga Studio became Clip Studio Paint in 2015. It is also known as ComicStudio in Japan.

Programs that open Manga Studio Story File
CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro
CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro
File Type 2 Director External Cast File
Developer by: Adobe Systems Category: Video Files

Cast file created by Adobe Director, a movie creation program originally developed by Macromedia; stores properties for generating the video output; allows a cast to be reused for multiple videos.

CST files contain external casts, which are fully delinked from the target movie. Internal casts, on the other hand, cannot be delinked from the movie and may only be used for the movie they are linked to.

Since Adobe Director has been replaced by Adobe Flash, CST files are not commonly used anymore.

Programs that open Director External Cast File
Adobe Director
Adobe Director
File Type 3 Canvas Custom Set File
Developer by: ACD Systems Category: Settings Files Format: Binary

Settings file created by Canvas, a technical illustration program; contains application keyboard shortcuts used to access program functions; allows users to save custom workspace preferences.

CST files can include key combinations for selections of menus, tools, inks, pens, and fonts. The default custom set is saved in the DefaultKeyboard.cst file, which is located in the /Extras/ directory of the Canvas installation.

Programs that open Canvas Custom Set File
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
File Type 4 Gary Gadget Plug-in
Developer by: Viva Media Category: Plugin Files

Plugin file used by Gary Gadget: Building Cars, a car designing, building, and driving game for children; adds features to the game such as car parts or bonus games.

CST plugin files are available to download from the Gary Gadget: Building Cars website. When the download is complete, place the CST file(s) in the Gary Gadget\Building Cars\Plugins directory of the game installation location. If the Plugins folder doesn't exist, you will need to create it. After placing the file(s) in the folder, restart the game and the plugin(s) will be available.

NOTE: The Viva Media Gary Gadget: Building Cars program is no longer available for download.

File Type 5 ContentServ Template
Developer by: ContentServ Category: Developer Files

Template for creating a new ContentServ document; may be used by an Enterprise Marketing Management Solutions (EMMS) project for managing marketing, sales, and communication processes.

ContentServ templates include CSTags, which define content that is replaced by output from the template engine when the document is accessed.

How to solve problems with CST files

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