How to Open a CPY File
By Darla Ferrara
CPY is a file extension, a key that helps to identify the format and contents of a computer file. A .cpy file provides data for a number of different processes. Primarily, it is known as a storage file for eCopy, a technology company that develops imaging software. This extension is also found on copybook files for programming languages such as Cobalt. CPY is not a common extension, but you don't necessarily need specialized software to view the file.
Download and install the appropriate software program if necessary. The options vary, look for a PDF reader or use the software from Ecopy. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the program on your computer.
Open the program by double-clicking the icon on your desktop or accessing the "Start" menu. Move your pointer down to the "Windows" icon in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and click on it. Once open, you can locate the program on the Start menu.
Slide the pointer up to the top of the software screen and click on "File" then "Open."
Highlight the ".cpy" file on your computer hard drive and press the "Open" button on the bottom of the dialog box.
- This file may open in a standard text editor, such as Notepad, but the data might be jumbled. It is possible you already have a PDF reader installed on your computer. This is software often used to view documents such as user guides or manuals.
- The company program is not available to residential consumers, only corporate buyers.
Writing since 1999, Darla Ferrara is an award-winning author who specializes in health, diet, fitness and computer technology. She has been published in "Mezzo Magazine" and Diet Spotlight, as well as various online magazines. Ferrara studied biology and emergency medical technology at the University of Nebraska and Southeast Community College.