.PREF File Extension

.PREF File Extension

2 file types use the .pref file extension.
File Type 1

Preferences File

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Popularity
3.4  |  14 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is a PREF file?

Settings file used by various applications; often used as an application support file that contains program preferences such as program defaults or other user specified application preferences; uses the generic extension ".pref," which is short for "preferences."

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Example programs that use PREF files include GTKRadiant (local.pref), Wings 3D, and Amazon's Kindle e-Reader software (reader.pref).

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Programs that open PREF files

Windows
Referenced by various programs
Updated December 22, 2011
File Type 2

Macintosh Preferences File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.0  |  5 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is a PREF file?

Generic settings file used by Mac OS X applications; saves settings and user preferences for an application; may be saved with the application in the installation directory.

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NOTE: Mac OS X user preferences in the [user]/Library/Preferences/ directory use the .PLIST format for preferences.

Programs that open PREF files

Mac
Referenced by various programs
Updated August 11, 2011

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