CONF file format description
Many people share .conf files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .conf file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .conf files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.cfg - Configuration File
CNF is a general configuration file extension.
- .cfg file format description:
- CFG format description not yet available
- Configuration files
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- cf, cnf, con, conf, config, pref, prefs, settings
- Configuration File related links:
- Configuration File related extensions:
- Novell GroupWise Initialization File
Naturally, other applications may also use the .conf file extension. Even harmful programs can create .conf files. Be especially cautious with .conf files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .conf 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 a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .conf file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
cnf, cont, cof, conv, con
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- Origin Configuration File
- Configuration File
- BI/Query Connection File
- Common Object File
- Solid Edge Wire Harness Design
- Acharya Consonant Data
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