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Settings Files

Settings files store settings for the operating system and applications. These files are not meant to be opened by the user, but are modified by the corresponding application when the program preferences are changed. Settings files may also be called preference files or configuraton files.

Common settings file extensions include .INI, .CFG, and .PRF.

File Extension File Type Popularity
.INIWindows Initialization File
.CFGConfiguration File
.PRFOutlook Profile File
.ICCICC Profile
.MYCOLORSStardock MyColors Theme File
.VMCWindows Virtual Machine Configuration File
.STYLESketchUp Style
.AUXLaTeX Auxiliary File
.CSFAdobe Color Settings File
.VBOXOracle VM VirtualBox Settings File
.DBBSkype User Information File
.HMEWindows Mobile Theme File
.OSDXSearch Connector Description File
.PSFPhotoshop Proof Settings File
.CNFMySQL Configuration File
.CONFUnix Configuration File
.VMXVMware Configuration File
.ICACitrix ICA File
.INSInternet Settings File
.PROPERTIESJava Properties File
.RDPRemote Desktop Configuration File
.WCXRemoteApp and Desktop Connections Configuration File
.MMPSymbian Project Specification File
.PS1XMLWindows PowerShell Display Configuration File
.CLGWindows Catalog File
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.APPLICATIONClickOnce Deployment Manifest File
.APPREF-MSMicrosoft Application Reference File
.UTZUIQ Theme Package
.C2RWindows Media Center Click-To-Record File
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.CVAHP Systems Software Manager Information File
.STEDreamweaver Site Settings File
.CTBAutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style File
.IDPPAdobe InDesign Preflight Profile
.THMXOffice 2007 Theme File
.ASEAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.QRCQt Resource Collection File
.THEMEPACKWindows 7 Theme Pack
.RMSKINRainmeter Skin File
.WFCWindows Wireless Network Settings File
.STBAutoCAD Plot Style Table File
.OBIOutlook RSS Subscription File
.PRXWindows Media Profile File
.GMWGlobal Mapper Workspace File
.ZAPZero Administration Package File
.XTODVDConvertXtoDVD Project File
.INFSetup Information File
.PLISTMac OS X Property List File
.RDFResource Description Framework File
.NGRRGuitar Rig Preset
.FETCHMIRRORFetch Mirror Document
.MSTWindows Installer Setup Transform File
.PCTLKaspersky Parental Control Settings File
.FMPAutoCAD Font Map File
.SKINASP.NET Skin File
.DCLAutoCAD Dialog Definition File
.XTPAutoCAD Exported Tool Palettes File
.OSSMicrosoft Outlook Saved Search File
.PGPAutoCAD Program Parameters File
.ATCAutoCAD Tool Catalog File
.DSDAutoCAD Drawing Set Description File
.CHXAutoCAD Standards Check File
.ACBAdobe Photoshop Color Book File
.BTSEARCHBitTorrent Search Engine File
.NCFGArcGIS Explorer Configuration File
.ONETOC2Microsoft OneNote Table of Contents File
.CMATEControllerMate File
.S2MLStarCraft 2 Map Localization File
.ACOAdobe Photoshop Color Swatch File
.ACTAdobe Color Table File
.AHUAdobe Photoshop HSL File
.STDPROMT Translator Document
.FTHFileMaker Theme File
.PSC1Windows PowerShell Console File
.ICURSORFXiCursor Effect File
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.AIAAdobe Illustrator Action File
.COMPFusion Composition File
.FLSTAdobe InDesign Flattener Presets File
.FLWFusion Flow File
.DCSTAdobe InDesign Document Presets File
.VLTVLC Media Player Skin File
.GPSGOM Player Skin File
.IRSAdobe Save For Web Settings
.BLWAdobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File
.AXTAdobe Photoshop Extract File
.FDLaTeX Font Definition File
.ALVAdobe Photoshop Levels File
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.SPFSlingplayer Favorites File
.AITAdobe Illustrator Template
.BKSNTBackup Settings File
.RLLMicrosoft Resource Library
.WIFWeaving Interchange Format File
.SYNW-PROJSynWrite Project
.FTEdgecam Feature Template
.NJINero Job Information File
.XCUOpenOffice.org Configuration File
.TVCTurbo View & Convert Batch Presets File
.GINGEMS Engine Control Unit File
.GXTGrand Theft Auto Text File
.QSSQt Style Sheet
.P2MPhotoWorks Appearance File
.LVFLogitech Video Effects File
.LVALogitech Video Effects Avatar File
.DARDVD Architect Project
.PMPAutoCAD Plot Model Parameter File
.PC3AutoCAD Plotter Configuration File
.CPXOracle ADF Binding Context File
.PMJPegasus Mail Configuration File
.FVPFile Viewer Plus Batch Presets File
.DTSCONFIGSSIS Package Configuration File
.CUIXAutoCAD Custom User Interface File
.SETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.RULESETVisual Studio Code Analysis Rule Set File
.DOKDesktopOK Icons Layout File
.RCTVisual Studio Resource Template
.VCOMPSV-Comp Setup File
.XMSMusic Studio Project
.PROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.VSPROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.MNSAutoCAD Interface Settings File
.MNUAutoCAD Interface Layout File
.RFQRoboForm SearchCard File
.ITTIconTweaker Theme File
.VIMVim Settings File
.PDPPalo Alto Software Plan Component File
.WCZChameleon Clock Wallpaper File
.PKGSymbian Package File
.ACVPhotoshop Curves File
.ODCOffice Data Connection File
.UDCXUniversal Data Connection File
.VSSETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.ENZEndNote Connection File
.AOMAfter Effects Output Module
.A7PAuthorware 7 Project
.PSPPhotoshop Preferences File
.BS7Windows 7 Boot Updater Skin
.BITPIMBitPim Configuration File
.CSKINCD Art Display Skin File
.PRO5TEMPLATEProPresenter 5 Template
.MGKImageMagick Configuration File
.COSCapture One Settings File
.ARSAfter Effects Render Settings File
.PDADJPhotoDirector Preset File
.BINBlackBerry IT Policy File
.VPSVirtual CD Copy Template
.VQCVirtual CD Quick Copy File
.ADPPAdobe Device Profile Package
.IPYNBJupyter Notebook
.GTKRCGTK+ Theme File
.L4DCinema 4D Layout File
.LOOKSpeedGrade Look File
.MASKSpeedGrade Color Mask File
.COSTYLECapture One Style File
.COPRESETCapture One Preset File
.EXPORTEDUIMicrosoft Office Exported UI Customization File
.MDSTestComplete Project File
.OFFICEUIMicrosoft Office UI Customization File
.QATMicrosoft Office Quick Access Toolbar File
.ASPAdobe Color Separation Setup File
.IKMPIK Multimedia Preset FIle
.FCFirstClass Settings File
.PJSTestComplete Project Suite File
.DVTCOLORTHEMEXcode Color Theme File
.SETTINGCONTENT-MSWindows Settings File
.ASEFAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.EHIHTTP Injector Config File
.LCCCapture One Lens Cast Correction File
.PIOPro Tools I/O Settings File
.TSITraktor Settings File
.ZONOmniPage Zone Template File
.WCValve Hammer Configuration File
.SQDConfiguration Settings File
.IPCCiPhone Carrier Bundle
.ICSTInCopy Document Preset File
.VSTPRESETVST Preset File
.ARGAutoCAD Profile
.PRFPSETPremiere Pro Effect Preset File
.PXBPixelmator Brush File
.CPGESRI Code Page File
.A2THEMEAston 2 Theme File
.RADCitrix Rapid Application Delivery File
.PROFILECitrix Application Profile
.AVSAvid Project Preferences File
.VIMRCVim Runtime Configuration File
.DUCKCyberduck Bookmark
.NPSNatron Node Presets File
.KDSKD Player Skin File
.FFXAfter Effects Preset File
.RPROJR Project
.AIPAdvanced Installer Project
.LRTEMPLATEAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Template
.RDWReal-DRAW Project File
.VMCXVirtual Machine Shell Information File
.HTHyperTerminal Session File
.NSXAppStudio Project
.BRGProjectWise User Settings File
.SGTSPSS Chart Template
.TPFSPSS Text Wizard Document
.RCFSonicWALL VPN Configuration File
.CWYChordWizard Style
.VMXFVMware Team Member File
.XVMVMware Console Configuration File
.MXSKINMaxthon Skin File
.CEXSolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File
.PREFPreferences File
.ATHAlienware AlienFX Theme File
.SEDIExpress Self Extraction Directive File
.CPSCaptivate Styles File
.UCTUC Browser Theme File
.CSAPLANSPSS Analysis Plan File
.DEFTJuice Grinder Defaults File
.XUIXbox 360 User Interface File
.XURXbox 360 Binary User Interface File
.SPFXSqueeze Presets File
.CMPWindows Connection Manager Profile
.SMTSamsung Theme File
.CPTMCaptivate Theme File
.PRMParameter File
.ENSEndNote Style File
.JWSJava Workspace Settings File
.PTFPSP Theme File
.NDQuickBooks Network Data File
.RPKRadLight Media Player Skin
.FWTFacetWin Configuration File
.PIEGlovePIE Controller Script
.TSZTrillian Skin File
.SFOCuteFTP Search File
.VMXCubase Mixer Settings File
.FCCForms Credential Collector File
.AVSAVS Preset File
.BLTAIM Buddy List
.CUIAutodesk Custom Workspace File
.SLSoftware License File
.AMSAdobe Monitor Setup File
.SKZSuperKaramba Theme
.TSKPocket PC Skin
.IHWIN-HEH Timeline Workspace
.A2MTS-AudioToMIDI Settings File
.INISymbian OS Configuration File
.TWCTTWin Configuration File
.CHLWinFast PVR2 Channel List
.THEMicrosoft Plus! Theme File
.PROPDESCProperty Description
.PROFIMAILProfiMail Settings File
.NDCPersonal Communications Settings File
.DBGFoxPro Debugger Configuration
.ICMImage Color Matching Profile
.CLRCryptLoad Router Information File
.SIFWindows Setup Information File
.BCPBlackMagic Custom Palette
.RPS3ds Max Render Preset Settings
.FMTFoxPro Format File
.ATZAston Compiled Theme
.SOLFlash Local Shared Object File
.BLOBValve Steam Archive
.XTREMEWinstep Xtreme Theme Pack
.RDOXerox Rawster Document Object File
.DS_STOREMac OS X Folder Settings File
.GROWLTICKETGrowl Notification File
.PRFDirector Preferences File
.AHLeMule Metadata File
.BGIBgInfo Configuration File
.LOPMasterCook Layout File
.MLKMasterCook Look File
.BCMXBusiness Contact Manager Customization
.TSMTwinCAT System Manager Configuration File
.RTSRoyal TS Remote Connection File
.NWVDragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive
.MSNHost Blocking File
.SSSWindowBlinds Substyle File
.MSMWindows Installer Merge Module
.VMTMVMware Team Data File
.CFGCitrix Server Connection File
.XPADDERCONTROLLERXpadder Controller Profile
.QFNokia Maps Version File
.ICDInstallable Client Driver File
.OVPNOpenVPN Configuration File
.NVCNikon Vignette Correction File
.VNCVNC Configuration File
.EUMEnterprise User Monitor Configuration File
.INIGravis UltraSound Bank Setup File
.DIRECTORYKDE Folder View Properties File
.DOLPHINVIEWDolphin Folder View Settings File
.SLTMozilla User Profile Folder
.UISWindowBlinds User Interface Specification
.EQLMathType Settings
.GWSGeoMedia GeoWorkspace File
.SRSOutlook Send/Receive Settings File
.XLBExcel Toolbars File
.CDTCorelDRAW Image Template
.WMZCompressed Windows Media Player Skin
.USERPROFILENorton AntiVirus User Profile File
.WMSWindows Media Skin
.SETSettings File
.MSKNMediaMonkey Skin File
.ATNPhotoshop Actions File
.ASLPhotoshop Style
.HIDSony Ericsson Remote Settings File
.PMCPerformance Monitor Counter File
.SW2Softwrap License File
.M2SMaxthon 2 Browser Skin File
.TRXPASSOLO Translation List File
.DRMCubase Drum Map File
.FXPFX Preset File
.VCPREFNorton Antivirus Preferences File
.REGRegistration Information File
.SKIMotorola Phone Skin File
.DDFDiamond Directive File
.SKNSymbian OS Skin File
.IIPInstall Creator Pro Project File
.OPSOffice Profile Settings File
.AHSAdobe Halftone Screen File
.CAMPWCS Color Appearance Model Profile File
.PVSParallels Desktop Configuration File
.GRDPhotoshop Gradient File
.PIPOffice Personalized Settings File
.MTFMotorola Theme File
.EQFWinamp Equalizer Preset File
.ALXBlackBerry Application Loader XML File
.GIDWindows Help Global Index File
.KYSAdobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts File
.MAILHOSTMSN Mailhost Settings File
.EQPMathType Preferences
.SBVYouTube Captions File
.EFTXOffice 2007 Theme Effect File
.QTPQuickTime Preferences File
.MOFManaged Object Format File
.DOWNLOADHOSTMSN Download Settings File
.BAUApache OpenOffice AutoText File
.OPTOptions File
.ISSInno Setup Script
.ASTAdobe Color Separations Table
.TDFTitle Definition Format File
.EXE4JExe4j Configuration File
.MCLWindows Media Center Link File
.ISSInstallShield Silent Response File
.OEMOEM Setup File
.DSWVisual C++ 6 Workspace File
.PRFClarisWorks Preference File
.GCSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Color File
.CPFCab Provisioning Format File
.SEESTYLECoda Style Sheet File
.CMMTHEMECleanMyMac Theme File
.QPXQuattro Pro QuickColumn Settings File
.FAVORITEMETADATATransmit Favorites Data File
.SSSCoda Style Sheet File
.OBTOpenbox Theme File
.FTPQUOTAFtpquota File
.ZVTPhotoshop Zoomify Preset File
.DPVSiemens NX Drafting Standard File
.USFEVGA Precision X Skin File
.HDTPhotoshop HDR Toning Preset File
.OTZOpenLP Theme File
.ATFPhotoshop Transfer Function File
.DUNDial Up Network File
.PRFQuarkXPress Preferences File
.TERMINALTerminal Settings File
.RWSTYLERapidWeaver Style File
.LRSMCOLPhotoshop Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File
.DSXDAZ Studio XML File
.CWFCorelDRAW Workspace File
.MSFMiranda IM Skin File
.SCHStrater Scheme File
.ZONCollection Building Custom Zone File
.P3EPhotoshop Repousse Settings File
.EPRPhotoshop AME Preset File
.ANTISPAM5Personal AntiSpam Settings File
.PENPaint Shop Pro Pen Preset File
.MMDCMediaMonkey Device Configuration File
.SSL2Sunlight ScanLibrary 2 File
.SSLSunlight ScanLibrary File
.GQSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Styles File
.RASKINPLACERaskin Place Layout File
.WORKBibble Work Queue File
.ZPFForm•Z Preferences File
.UGRApophysis Ultra Fractal Gradient File
.A7DAuthorware 7 Model
.PDLCPPhotoDirector Lens Profile File
.SUBLIME-MENUSublime Text Menu File
.SUBLIME-OPTIONSSublime Text Options File
.SUBLIME-SETTINGSSublime Text Settings File
.SUBLIME-THEMESublime Text Theme File
.EYETVSCHEDEyeTV Schedule File
.EYETVPEyeTV Recording Metadata File
.A7LAuthorware 7 Library
.KSFKMPlayer Skin File
.ACS2AIMP Skin File
.ACS3AIMP Skin File
.TCLSTestComplete Configuration File
.TCCFGEXTENDERTestComplete Project Suite Settings File
.CXPFMAT Assay File
.LIGHTINGLIBRARYPainter Lighting Presets Library
.NTCCamera Control Pro Custom Curves File
.BRUSHVARIANTPainter Brush Variant File
.PHAOL Phone Home Settings File
.CBOARDFinal Cut Pro Color Board Preset
.H2PZebra2 Preset
.MULIBMuse Library File
.CENONCenon Project
.RPVRealPlayer Visualization File
.CROPCrick Software Options File
.CLKPClicker Object Palette File
.HPRInternal RoboHelp File
.KEYKeyboard Definition File
.SIFSynfig Studio Project
.ISPIIS Internet Service Provider Settings
.VSWVisio Workspace File
.DFTeJuice Me Up Default Settings File
.FSTFL Studio State File
.NLNatron Layout File
.CNFTelnet Configuration File
.AIPActual Installer Project
.KUIPKingsoft Office Personalization File
.DSCKingsoft Design Science Equation File
.FXBFX Bank File
.STSKINSteam Skin File
.AGTEMPLATEAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Template
.MALMadAppLauncher Configuration File
.GVIMRCGVim Runtime Configuration File
.IKFINTUS Keyboard File
.SKNAvant Browser Skin File
.ABSTurboZIP Auto Compress Script
.NPFXNorton Internet Security Firewall Settings File
.FRAMESxScope Frames File
.FBTABBYY FineReader Document Options File
.LFOAlchemy Low Frequency Oscillator Presets File
.SNXPISnoop Workspace File
.AIUAdvanced Installer Updates Configuration File
.BCSBatch Compiler Specification File
.BCPBatch Compiler Preset File
.JKMJAWS Key Map File
.CTBODYFITTINGCrazyTalk Animator Actor Fitting File
.JOYCryENGINE Facial Editor Joystick File
.ASKAbleton Live Skin File
.VMPLVMware Policy File
.DXPDexpot Profile File
.EXAMPLEExample Configuration File
.STIPSampleTank User Preset Instrument
.VEGASWINDOWLAYOUTMAGIX Vegas Window Layout File
.SCONFScript Settings File
.PTGPowerTeacher Gradebook Configuration File
.PXIPPixelmator Image Preset
.PXSPixelmator Shape File
.PXLSPixelmator Style File
.PTPPro Tools Preferences File
.PQPicturesque Preset
.XCCOLORTHEMEXcode Color Theme File
.STFXSampleTank Effects Settings File
.VUEFoxPro 2.x View Settings
.RESValve Resource File
.SSISProReveal Settings File
.SBXAdobe Illustrator Tsume File
.FANFinale Font Annotation File
.SZWinamp Classic Skin Download
.SECURITYSETTINGSAlpha Five Security Settings File
.COLOURSCHEMESpeedy Browser Colour Scheme File
.VPHVirtualPhotographer Custom Settings
.XCSCHEMEXcode Scheme File
.WPSTranslator's Workbench Project File
.AEAAe Timer Alarm Document
.AWSAutoCAD Work Space File
.CUSAutoCAD Custom Dictionary File
.RPBRadmin Phonebook File
.FDCAutoCAD Field Catalog File
.FEVFLAMES Environment Variable File
.ACFAdobe Photoshop Custom Filter File
.CHAPhotoshop Channel Mixture
.XGSXACT Global Settings File
.LBUCloaked Affiliate Link Builder Settings File
.BXXBS Contact Parameter File
.SRFSteinberg Resource File
.OCEOpen Catalog Extension Connection File
.OPTSLinux Configuration Options File
.JSFProject64 Joystick File
.S2QLStarCraft 2 Unit Localization File
.S2QHStarCraft 2 Localization Header File
.ACRODATAAcrobat Data File
.ADOAdobe Photoshop Duotone Options File
.AMPAdobe Photoshop Curves Map File
.LNSTAdobe InDesign Line Presets File
.PRSTAdobe InDesign Printer Presets File
.SEQUAdobe Acrobat Sequence File
.FMODAdobe Illustrator Flattening Module
.WORKSPACEAdobe Bridge Workspace File
.CLRVue Color Maps File
.ENVVue Environment File
.FLTVue Filters File
.INMSAdobe InDesign Menu Set File
.ACBLAdobe Color Book Legacy File
.ASVAdobe Photoshop Selective Color File
.AVSAdobe Photoshop Variations File
.IIPThinAnywhere Configuration File
.EAPAdobe Photoshop Exposure File
.IROSAdobe Save For Web Settings File
.MNUAdobe Photoshop Menu Customization File
.SHHAdobe Photoshop Shadow/Highlight Settings file
.TPLAdobe Photoshop Tool Presets File

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