File Extension Library

.CUR File Extension

  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .CUR files and how to open them?

Can't open .CUR 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 .CUR file.

What is a .CUR file extension?

.CUR file extension has been classified as System Files. The format of .CUR file is Binary

.CUR is Windows Cursor

A CUR file is a cursor image or animation used for the Windows mouse pointer. It may be an arrow (for general use), a spinning hourglass (for waiting periods), or an I-bar (for text editing).

Custom desktop themes (.THEME files) may be used to change the cursor image/animation, such as turning the hourglass into a watch. You can modify the image or animation for pointers via the Control Panel by opening the Mouse applet, and clicking the Pointers tab. Choose the scheme you want for the pointer by selecting the "Scheme" dropdown list, choosing the scheme, and clicking Apply.

If you want to view, add, edit, or remove CUR files in Windows, they are stored in the following path:


List of all softwares that can open the Windows Cursor
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows
Axialis CursorWorkshop
Greenfish Icon Editor Pro
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
Snap Converter

How to fix problems with .CUR files

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