.CTX File Extension
File Type 1Visual Basic Control Binary File
What is a CTX file?
UserControl object data file created by Visual Basic development software; stores images and other binary data that cannot be stored as plain text; saved along with the .CTL file that defines the ActiveX control.
File Type 2Valve ICE Encoded Script
.CTX File Association 2
Game script encoded by the Information Concealment Engine (ICE) cipher; used by Valve games such as Team Fortress 2 (TF2) and Counter Strike; used for obfuscating game scripts so that users can't tamper with them easily.
CTX files can be converted to .TXT files using Ctx Converter.
NOTE: CTX scripts are created using the Vice program included with the Valve SDK.
File Type 3Cherrytree Password-protected SQLite Document
.CTX File Association 3
A CTX file is a document created by Cherrytree, a note-taking application. It stores document data, which may include text, tables, objects, and images, compressed with Zip compression. CTX files are protected with a password and cannot be viewed without it being entered.
Users often save Cherrytree documents as .CTB files but if they protect them with a password, the documents are saved as CTX files. Cherrytree users may also save documents in XML format as .CTD files. Password-protected CTD files are saved as .CTZ files. CTD and CTZ files are useful for saving documents that are smaller in size than CTB and CTX files.
CTX files are typically opened by Cherrytree, but they may also be opened by 7-Zip in Windows. If a user opens it in 7-Zip, the password must still be entered before the file can be opened.
NOTE: Cherrytree is developed by giuspen, a portmanteau of Giuseppe Penone.