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.clp File Extension

Developer: Microsoft Corporation
File type: Windows Clipboard File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .clp. Files with the file extension .clp can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .clp files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .clp file?

Files appended with the CLP extension are called Windows clipboard files. Clipboard files are used by Microsoft Windows-based systems, Mac platforms and Linux. The CLP file format was developed and implemented by Microsoft into their OS to store data when a user presses CTRL+C or when the user accesses the "Copy" menu item in the "Edit" menu tab. This functionality is mostly implemented in other third party applications developed for Microsoft Windows-based systems. The data stored in a CLP file is regularly updated by the Microsoft Windows system after a user presses CTRL+C or clicks the "Copy" menu item in supported applications or in programs provided by the system itself. The Microsoft Windows system then uses the data in these CLP files when a user clicks CTRL+V or when a user clicks the "Paste" menu item found in the "Edit" menu tab. This is so the system can paste the saved copy of a particular file into another location or the content of a certain document unto another document or project output file. Users of Microsoft Windows-based systems can install the Corel PaintShop Pro X4 software and the Microsoft ClipBook Viewer program to implement support for viewing the content of these CLP files.

how to open a .clp file?

Launch a .clp file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .clp file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .clp files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .clp file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .clp file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .clp file association errors

applications that open a .clp file

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System platforms mostly used files with .ANI extension, a graphic file format used for animated mouse cursors, which are also defined as Windows Animated Cursor. These files have the same functions with CUR file format or better known as the Static Cursor; its distinction is that being an animated cursor with the use of strings of images to show animation. The format is based on the Microsoft RIFF file format, which is utilized as storage for keeping the individual frames, which are typical Windows icons of the animation. This type of file is usually integrated in a customized theme for desktop, and is helpful to personalize the CPU system. Its final animation is designed with some icon frames are utilized for showing a single image after another to generate animation. Despite of a number of frames using the icon format, part of the stored data in the animated cursor file handle the order of the step, length, title, and the author of the animation.
Mac OS X

Mac OS X

Mac OS X is an Apple product, which is a series of operating systems that is based on Unix, developed exclusively for Macintosh computers and tablets. These include MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, Xserve, and iMac. However, some Microsoft applications, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Exchange Server, work with this operating system. In fact, it enables file sharing from Windows OS powered PCs to OS X computers. Generally, like other operating systems, Mac OS X is designed with friendly-user, graphical interface in which users are able to operate different tasks displayed on the desktop or from the main menu. Different applications are integrated for various uses and tasks, including typing, Web browsing, launching media player, and other typical activities a person can do with a computer. This OS can open a list of file formats from Microsoft offices (.doc,) to PDF (.pdf), photos (.jpg, .png, .gif) to audios or videos (.wav, .mpeg, .mp3) and others. It is also compatible with a variety of standard devices and peripherals like printers, scanners, cameras (webcam and digital cameras).
Linux Mint

Linux Mint

Linux Mint is an application that was designed to serve as a GNU or Linux system, and the common set of features that are integrated into many GNU and Linux system versions are also implemented into this OS distribution. Certain functionalities have been added to Linux Mint in order to provide users with more customization options and easier to navigate or simpler to operate panels and feature OS sections. Linux Mint has also been implemented with wider compatibility support for new Linux applications. Some users install Linux Mint or another GNU/Linux distribution version in their computers as an alternative system, since Microsoft Windows is already installed and selected as their primary system in the same machine, because this allows them to access different applications that only work with either Microsoft Windows platforms, or GNU/Linux distributions.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .clp files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .clp. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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