(PRWEB) February 26, 2013
File extension ADM, ANI, CNT, and CUR share the commonality of being a system file type. Systems files can include directories, libraries, device drivers, icons, cursors, and other elements which are used by an operating system. Taking into account the diversity of software for opening the mentioned files and that system files are typically related to different operating systems and contain data which runs specific system components, Avanquest recently published the recommendations on the main types of software to open ADM, ANI, CNT, and CUR file extensions.
File extension ADM is a system file type which contains description of policies that are stored in the registry of the Windows operating system. The policies are stored on an administrative template and are associated with Microsoft Group Policies. Group Policies are objects that serve different functions for the operating system.
File extension ANI is a system file which stores animated cursors that are used with the Windows operating system. ANI files contain multiple images which are used for a sequence of animations such as the default hour glass cursor. The files can also contain animations which have been customized or created by other developers.
File extension CNT is a help contents file which is used with the Windows operating system. CNT files are typically in plain text format and contain a variety of help topics which assist users with troubleshooting or running programs and applications in Windows. The files are created with Microsoft HTML Help Workshop and are available on the Microsoft Download Center website.
File extension CUR is a system file that contains cursors used with the Windows operating system. CUR files are used with a mouse pointing device and are part of themes which help the end user to customize the appearance of Windows.
File Extension ADM, ANI, CNT, and CUR Software System file types can be proprietary or they can be opened using a number of different software applications. It is also important to mention to use caution when opening system files to avoid inadvertently modifying the file which can lead to other problems with the operating system. That said the following software applications can be used to open file extension ADM, ANI, CNT, and CUR.
Inkscape: Inkscape is an open source graphics editor which provides capabilities similar to professional image editing programs for the web using scalable vector graphics defined by the World Wide Web Consortium. Inkscape can be used to open and edit file extension ANI and file extension CUR. Inkscape is multiplatform and works with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system. The application is unpaid and can be downloaded on the Inkscape.org website.
ACDSee 15: ACD Systems ACDSee 15 is a software application which is used to manage and edit photos and images. The application will open and edit file extension ANI and file extension CUR. ACDSee 15 is available in both a trial version and paid full version on the ACDSee website and it is compatible with the Windows operating system version XP and later.
CursorWorkshop 6: File extension ANI and file extension CUR can be opened using Axialis CursorWorkshop 6 which is a professional authoring tool that creates cursors for the Windows operating system and various websites. CursorWorkshop 6 is available in both a trial and paid version on the Axialis website and is designed for use with Windows.
Group Policy Object Editor: Microsoft Group Policy Object Editor is an application that allows administrators to manage and edit policy settings in the registry of the Windows operating system. File extension ADM can be opened using the Group Policy Editor application. Group Policy Editor can be obtained on the Microsoft website and is compatible with Windows.
HTML Help Workshop: Microsoft HTML Help Workshop is a developer software application which creates HTML Help documentation for the Windows operating system. HTML Help Workshop will open file extension CNT and is available on the Windows Development Center website.
Any Text Editor: Since file extension CNT is in plain text format, the file can be opened using any text editing application. Windows users can open CNT files using WordPad, Notepad, TextPad, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, CNT files can be opened using Apple TextEdit, TextMate, BB TextEdit, or MacVim. For the Linux operating system, CNT files can be opened using Nano Editor, AbiWord, gEdit, GNU Emacs, or Vim. CNT files are known to be used by hackers to insert malicious software into an operating system. Therefore caution should be used when opening these files using a text editing application.
Microsoft Windows: File extension ADM, ANI, CNT, and CUR are all part of the Windows operating system and can be opened using a device that has Windows XP or later version installed.
These are some of the software applications recommended by Avanquest for opening file extension ADM, ANI, CNT, and CUR. Further research on the topic will reveal additional applications which will open these file extensions as well.