File Extension CFML

  • Full name
    Adobe ColdFusion Markup Language Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
Have you encountered a problem with a CFML file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CFML file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CFML file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


Files ending in CFML are source code files in the ColdFusion Markup Language. ColdFusion ML is a scripting language developed by Allaire (now part of Adobe) for server-side Internet applications. Typically, CFML files are web pages with Coldfusion script code that runs on a Coldfusion server. The html code is added to the file by the server so that it can be displayed to the user in a web browser.

Coldfusion offers the developer a variety of functions and tags such as database queries, image manipulation and mathematical operation as well as formatting options. Coldfusion Server is few because of Adobe's proprietary license. Railo also has an open source server, but it does not support all of Coldfusion's features and tags.

CFML files are just text files that can be processed by a ColdFusion Server. They can be opened and edited in any text editor, however it is recommended to use editors with developer functions such as syntax highlighting for easier work.

A more common extension for CFML files is cfm.

The IDE Eclipse needs the extension CFEclipse to work with these files.

Programs which can open a CFML file

How to open a CFML file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the CFML file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a CFML file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support CFML files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a CFML file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all CFML files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with CFML there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the CFML file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the CFML file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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