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Details of extension .cru

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .cru file?
  • Which program can create the .cru file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .cru format?
  • What can convert .cru files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .cru extension?
Crush Compressed Archive .cru file icon

Crush Compressed Archive

The CRU file is a Crush Compressed Archive. Crush is a data compression utility that provides the user with several lossless compression techniques available in a single application. The Crush software is written in C and is designed to run on both VMS and UNIX systems.
Category: Archive files
Application: Crush
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
.chz ChArc Compressed Archive
.caz CAZIPXP Compressed Archive
.boa BOA Constrictor Compressed Archive
.bma BMA Archiver Compressed Archive
.bee BeeGui Bee Archiver Archive

Other types of files may also use the .cru file extension. If you have helpful information about .cru extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

.cr CRiSP Macro File
.cur Windows Custom Cursor
.cu my Knowledge Explorer Change Unit
.cfu Symantec Client Firewall Update Policy Data
.cry CryENGINE Map Data
.sru Search/Retrieve via URL Response Format Data

The .cru filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ru (1), fru (1), cur (1), cry (1), cri (1), cr (1), cdu (1), sru (1), rcu (1), dru (1), cu (1), crk (1), crh (1), cfu (1)

Can't open a .cru file?

If you want to open a .cru file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .cru association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.cru

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2016/2019/2022, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux, Mac OS X, macOS, iOS, Android