CUETools Download

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This program requires Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (SP2) and Visual C++ 2008 runtime to run. If you are running Windows Vista or 7, and using Windows Update, these prerequisites are probably already installed. For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, if the .NET 2.0 requirement is not automatically detected (or already enabled), you may need to enable Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (which includes 2.0) using the Windows Control Panel (instructions).

Downloads for XP or Vista:

Version 2.1.7 Prerequisites


  • - Previous stable release
    SHA256: 1c4dbaab7bbfbc111f2c2c73321e67a3e948ca60e1e1e04f7381dbad1d75d273
  • - Experimental/dev build (for testing; may be unstable)
    SHA256: fa26c38b7c3bbf775d45a70813c9ff0dd90e45d8a05428286f3e78a27fb2021f
  • - Previous release
    SHA256: a7429af4ad35810ef2d8fa63dd4d671f93ca4f40efe32f08507f28bd2ca8fcf3
  • - Current Maintenance release (see changelog)
    SHA256: 28b065547d779cfca1cf33f9548c3aaccba6bf2bac3f973feba789088d2a6cce


Just unpack the archive to any folder; no setup required. CUETools.exe and CUERipper.exe are the main applications to run.

Info 240px gray.png Applications require other files within the package to run. You should unpack the entire archive.

If you want to run it as a portable application from a USB stick, remove the file called user_profiles_enabled so that settings will be saved to the same folder instead of your user profile folder. (If you already have non-portable settings you want to use, copy the subfolders named CUE Tools or CUERipper from the %appdata% folder to your portable install.)

The .rar and .zip archives can be unpacked with a free extractor, such as 7-Zip, IZArc, or the command-line tool UnRAR. Or, you can use commercial software, like WinRAR or WinZip. (The commercial software usually has a free trial version that eventually becomes "nagware" but keeps functioning.)

Known Issues When Unpacking the Archive
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Depending on browser configuration and Windows Group Policy settings, downloaded archives may include the Alternate Data Stream :Zone.Identifier:$DATA when saved. All files extracted from an archive with this identifier will also have the Alternate Data Stream identifier. Windows may block or partially limit files with this identifier.

Solution: Right-click on the downloaded zip archive and select Properties. If you see the Security warning "This file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer" (or similar) with a box marked "Unblock", check the box and select the Apply button to unblock the archive before unpacking.

Source code

  • Github - CUETools source code repository on GitHub