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.clb File Extension

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

what is a .clb file?

COM+ catalog files are affixed with the .clb extension and are generally classified as system files used by the Microsoft Windows OS. The Microsoft COM+ service is an applet built into Microsoft Windows systems, and this applet was developed by Microsoft to facilitate data transmissions and communications between certain components. The data stored in these CLB files include class attributes, COM+ application code and other computer-level details. The CLB file format and the Microsoft COM+ service were developed to implement consistent data transmissions and communication efficiency between other Microsoft Windows services. The COM+ registration database is a folder labeled "Registration", and this folder is inside the "Windows" directory. This folder is where CLB files are stored by the Microsoft Windows system. CLB files should not be opened or tampered with to prevent certain Microsoft Windows system issues associated with the functionalities integrated into the Microsoft COM+ service.

how to open a .clb file?

Launch a .clb 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 .clb 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 .clb files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .clb file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .clb file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .clb file association errors

applications that open a .clb file

Microsoft COM+

Microsoft COM+

COM+ is software that was developed by Microsoft which was designed to deliver a model which can aid in the creation of different business applications which is deemed compatible with Microsoft MTS using Windows NT or succeeding systems. It was defined as an extension of COM which was also developed by Microsoft. It provides its users with an event registry system which allows different components to get notifications once a certain process is done which in turn can have other programs working subsequently with each other which at the same time ensures that it follows the correct workflow. COM+ has the ability of providing its users with the security with means of intercepting of selected system requests. It also provides the users with backlogs of different requests for the service in a manner which it is in sync on how and when the requests were received.
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.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .clb 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, .clb. 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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