In context of CrossOver, CXARCHIVE files are related to program’s functionality for running Windows programs on Mac and Linux. The .CXARCHIVE files contain data and settings for specific “bottles” which are virtual Windows environments where Windows applications can be installed and run.
CXARCHIVE File Key Points
Here are some key points about .CXARCHIVE files created by CrossOver:
Purpose: .CXARCHIVE files are used to store data, configuration settings and installed Windows software within specific bottle. This allows CrossOver users to manage and organize different Windows applications separately.
Do Not Delete: It is important not to delete .CXARCHIVE files associated with CrossOver unless you intend to remove corresponding bottle and its contents. Deleting these files could result in loss of your installed Windows applications and their data.
Backup: It is good practice to regularly back up your .CXARCHIVE files especially if you have important Windows applications installed through CrossOver. This way you can restore them in case of accidental deletion or corruption.
Restoration: If you need to restore bottle from .CXARCHIVE file you can typically do so through CrossOver’s interface.
CrossOver is commercial software application developed by CodeWeavers. It is designed to allow users of Mac and Linux operating systems to run Windows software and applications on their computers without need for Windows operating system license. CrossOver is based on open-source Wine project which provides compatibility layer for running Windows applications on Unix-like systems.
Here are some key features and aspects of CrossOver:
Compatibility: CrossOver aims to provide compatibility for wide range of Windows software including popular applications and games. Users can check CrossOver website for compatibility database that lists compatibility status of specific programs.
Bottles: CrossOver uses concept of “bottles” to create isolated environments for running Windows software. Each bottle can have its own configuration settings, libraries and installed applications allowing users to keep different Windows programs separate.
No Windows License Required: Unlike running virtual machine with Windows, CrossOver does not require users to purchase Windows license which can be cost-effective for those who need to run few Windows applications on their Mac or Linux systems.
Cross-Platform Support: CrossOver is available for both macOS and various Linux distributions making it versatile solution for users on different platforms.
Wine Compatibility: CrossOver leverages Wine compatibility layer which is continually developed by Wine project and CrossOver team to improve support for Windows applications.
How to open CXARCHIVE file?
Programs that open CXARCHIVE files include
CodeWeavers CrossOver (Free Trial) for (MAC, Linux)