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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Slide the pointer up to the top of the software screen and click on "File" then "Open."

Step 4

Highlight the ".cpy" file on your computer hard drive and press the "Open" button on the bottom of the dialog box.