CFG file format description

Many people often share .cfg files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cfg files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cfg files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cfg files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cfg file format.

9 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cfg - General Configuration

The CNF file is a General Configuration.

Category:Configuration files
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Aliases:cf, cnf, con, conf, config, pref, prefs, settings

General Configuration related extensions:

  • qop Autodesk 3D Studio MAX Quad Options
  • gdm GNOME Display Manager Configuration
  • jdw BlackBerry JDE Workspace
  • vis FDS Imaging Software HW Configuration
  • xgs XACT Global Settings
  • ssh OpenSSH Configuration Data

.cfg - Lightwave 3D Configuration

The CFG data files are related to Lightwave 3D. The CFG file is a Lightwave 3D Configuration. Lightwave 3D is a great 3d modeler and animator software.

Application:Lightwave 3D
Category:Data files
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Lightwave 3D Configuration related extensions:

  • nsr Nessus Security Report Data
  • gold Gnome Desktop Data
  • etex eTutor Questions Data
  • rxw eXtendable Wad Editor RXW Data
  • kam BEL Framework KAM Database
  • mkn PEARLNEQ MKN Input Data

.cfg - RMCProfile Configuration Data

The CFG configuration files are related to RMCProfile. The CFG file is an RMCProfile Configuration Data. RMCProfile is a Reverse Monte Carlo based modelling program that allows the reconstruction of a 3D model of the system under study, which fits the experimental data.

Category:Configuration files
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RMCProfile Configuration Data related extensions:

  • amp RMCProfile Bragg Amplitudes Data
  • back RMCProfile Coefficient Data
  • bragg RMCProfile Bragg Scattering Data
  • braggout RMCProfile Bragg Profile Output Data
  • cn RMCProfile Nitrogen Carbon Neighbours Data
  • czn RMCProfile Carbon Zinc Neighbours Data

.cfg - Cal3D Model Configuration Data

The CFG data files are related to Cal3D. The CFG file is a Cal3D Model Configuration Data. Cal3D is a skeletal animation based 3D character animation library written in C++ in a platform-/graphic API-independent way.

Category:Data files
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Cal3D Model Configuration Data related extensions:

  • caf Cal3D Binary Animation
  • cal3d Cal3D Data
  • cmf Cal3D Binary Mesh Data
  • crf Cal3D Binary Materials Data
  • csf Cal3D Binary Skeleton Data
  • xaf Cal3D XML Animation

.cfg - Vector CAD Postprocessor Data

The CFG data files are related to Vector CAD. The CFG file is a Vector CAD Postprocessor Data. Vector CAD is a nurbs based, 3D wire frame and surface design program.

Application:Vector CAD
Category:Data files
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Vector CAD Postprocessor Data related extensions:

  • hor Heliosoft AttriGenPlus Input Horizon File
  • ncks2 NI Traktor Kontrol S2 Template
  • xcs TBX eXtensible Constraint Specification
  • pvk Microsoft Software Publisher Private Key
  • xxa Brixx Planner Account Detail Chart
  • ev3 Team Manager 2 Meet Export File

.cfg - MAME Configuration

The CFG configuration files are related to MAME. The CFG file is a MAME Configuration. MAME (Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software, with the intent of preserving gaming history and preventing vintage games from being lost or forgotten.

Category:Configuration files
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MAME Configuration related extensions:

  • chd MAME Compressed Hard Disk Image
  • dif MAME CHD Diff Data
  • hi MAME Highscore Data
  • ic8 Neo Geo BIOS Image
  • inp MAME Replay Data
  • lay MAME Layout Data

.cfg - Celestia Configuration Data

The CFG data files are related to Celestia. The CFG file is a Celestia Configuration Data. Celestia is a 3D astronomy program created by Chris Laurel. The program is based on the Hipparcos Catalogue (HIP) and allows users to travel through an extensive universe, modeled after reality, at any speed, in any direction, and at any time in history.

Category:Data files
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Celestia Configuration Data related extensions:

  • cel Celestia CEL Script
  • celx Celestia Script File
  • cmod Celestia Model
  • cms Celestia Simple Model Data
  • dat Celestia Binary Database
  • dsc Celestia Deep Space Catalog

.cfg - Zemax Configuration Data

The CFG configuration files are related to ZEMAX. The CFG file is a Zemax Configuration Data. ZEMAX is the software that optical engineers and designers around the world choose for lens design, illumination, laser beam propagation, stray light, freeform optical design and many other applications.

Category:Configuration files
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Zemax Configuration Data related extensions:

  • agf Zemax ASCII Glass Catalog
  • ann Zemax Annotations Data
  • bgf Zemax Binary Glass Catalog
  • bim Zemax Binary Image Surface Data
  • bsdf Zemax Scattering Distribution Data
  • ele Zemax Element Drawing Settings

.cfg - Citrix XenApp Session Management Tool Configuration

The CFG configuration files are related to Citrix XenApp. The CFG file is a Citrix XenApp Session Management Tool Configuration. Citrix XenApp is an application virtualization software that can also be used to virtualize desktops by transmitting the entire desktop screen instead of individual applications.

Application:Citrix XenApp
Category:Configuration files
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Citrix XenApp Session Management Tool Configuration related extensions:

  • interp Gimp Interpreter Definition File
  • prpreset Adobe Premiere Pro Preset Data
  • wacomxs Wacom Tablet Expert Settings
  • ucp SmartWare Communications Profile
  • xces PDF-XChange Editor Settings Data
  • mmf McAfee VirusScan Configuration

Be careful.

It is important to understand that the .cfg file extension is not limited to a particular set of applications. Other programs besides the intended ones can also use the .cfg extension to create files. This includes potentially harmful programs or malware that may generate .cfg files for various purposes. Be especially cautious with .cfg files coming from untrusted or unknown sources.

Can't open a .cfg file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize an extension, you receive the following message:

Select an app to open this .cfg file

To set the .cfg file association in Windows 11, you can follow these steps

  1. Open the Settings app by clicking on the Start menu and selecting the gear icon.
  2. In the Settings app, click on System and then select Apps from the left-hand side menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on the Default apps option.
  4. Under the Default apps section, you will find various categories such as Email, Web browser, and Music player.
  5. Locate the category that matches the file type you want to associate, such as Photos for image files or Video player for video files.
  6. Click on the current default app listed under the category. A list of available apps will appear.
  7. Choose the app you want to set as the default for that file type. If the desired app is not listed, click on More apps to see additional options or click on Look for an app in the Microsoft Store to search for apps in the Store.
  8. After selecting the app, it will become the default choice for opening files of that type.

It's worth mentioning that you don't always need to set .cfg file association. Many applications can open .cfg files without requiring any specific file association to be set.

The .cfg file extension is often given incorrectly

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. Our goal in providing this list is to help users find the right information more easily and enhance their overall search experience on our website.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cbg, ccg, cdg, ceg, cf, cfb, cff, cfh, cfn, cfr, cft, cfv, cg, cgf, cgg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .cfg filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .cfg:

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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