File Extension Library

.CTX File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files

What are .CTX files and how to open them?

Can't open .CTX file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CTX file.

What is a .CTX file extension?

.CTX file extension is created by Microsoft. .CTX has been classified as Developer Files.

.CTX is Visual Basic Control Binary File

UserControl object data file created by Visual Basic development software; stores images and other binary data that cannot be stored as plain text; saved along with the .CTL file that defines the ActiveX control.

List of all softwares that can open the Visual Basic Control Binary File
Microsoft Visual Studio
File Type 2 Valve ICE Encoded Script
Developer by: Valve Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Game script encoded by the Information Concealment Engine (ICE) cipher; used by Valve games such as Team Fortress 2 (TF2) and Counter Strike; used for obfuscating game scripts so that users can't tamper with them easily.

CTX files can be converted to .TXT files using Ctx Converter.

NOTE: CTX scripts are created using the Vice program included with the Valve SDK.

List of all softwares that can open the Valve ICE Encoded Script
Ctx Converter
File Type 3 Cherrytree Password-protected SQLite Document
Developer by: giuspen Category: Compressed Files Format: Zip

A CTX file is a document created by Cherrytree, a note-taking application. It stores document data, which may include text, tables, objects, and images, compressed with Zip compression. CTX files are protected with a password and cannot be viewed without it being entered.

Users often save Cherrytree documents as .CTB files but if they protect them with a password, the documents are saved as CTX files. Cherrytree users may also save documents in XML format as .CTD files. Password-protected CTD files are saved as .CTZ files. CTD and CTZ files are useful for saving documents that are smaller in size than CTB and CTX files.

CTX files are typically opened by Cherrytree, but they may also be opened by 7-Zip in Windows. If a user opens it in 7-Zip, the password must still be entered before the file can be opened.

NOTE: Cherrytree is developed by giuspen, a portmanteau of Giuseppe Penone.

List of all softwares that can open the Cherrytree Password-protected SQLite Document
giuspen Cherrytree
giuspen Cherrytree

How to fix problems with .CTX files

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