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.

Extension File Type Popularity
.VIMVim Settings File
.GXTGrand Theft Auto Text File
.THEMicrosoft Plus! Theme File
.GODOTGodot Engine Project
.STBAutoCAD Plot Style Table File
.TSCPROJTechSmith Camtasia Project File
.DSDAutoCAD Drawing Set Description File
.MYCOLORSStardock MyColors Theme File
.SETSettings File
.FLWFusion Flow File
.EQPMathType Preferences
.DBGVisual FoxPro Debugger Configuration File
.UCTUC Browser Theme File
.VITALVital Synthesizer Preset
.VSTPRESETVST3 Preset File
.SKZSuperKaramba Theme
.AUXLaTeX Auxiliary File
.XMSMusic Studio Project
.OSSMicrosoft Outlook Saved Search File
.ALXBlackBerry Application Loader XML File
.FVPFile Viewer Plus Batch Presets File
.PMPAutoCAD Plot Model Parameter File
.STYLESketchUp Style
.SIFWindows Setup Information File
.CNFMySQL Configuration File
.THEMEPACKWindows 7 Theme Pack
.SBVYouTube Captions File
.LRTEMPLATEAdobe Lightroom Template
.IRSAdobe Save For Web Settings
.NSXAppStudio Project
.HD3DHome Design 3D Project
.OFFICEUIMicrosoft Office UI Customization File
.SETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.CFGCelestia Configuration File
.PKGSymbian Package File
.CFGCitrix Server Connection File
.TSITraktor Settings File
.BS7Windows 7 Boot Updater Skin
.AVSAVS Preset File
.MCLWindows Media Center Link File
.ISSInno Setup Script
.PC3AutoCAD Plotter Configuration File
.XUIXbox 360 User Interface File
.LH3DLive Home 3D Project
.SEDIExpress Self Extraction Directive File
.A7PAuthorware 7 Project
.RMSKINRainmeter Skin File
.MMRCMADRIX MIDI Remote Configuration
.FXPFX Preset File
.CFGConfiguration File
.L4DCinema 4D Layout File
.WCZChameleon Clock Wallpaper File
.PRMParameter File
.BLOBValve Steam Archive
.FFXAfter Effects Preset File
.RPROJR Project
.XTPAutoCAD Exported Tool Palettes File
.MSTWindows Installer Setup Transform File
.A2THEMEAston 2 Theme File
.CEXSolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File
.ISPIIS Internet Service Provider Settings
.SKINInstallShield Skin File
.PRFPSETPremiere Pro Filter Preset File
.ACOAdobe Photoshop Color Swatch File
.VSSETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.RDPRemote Desktop Configuration File
.SKINASP.NET Skin File
.DINFODivX Temporary Video Info File
.OVPNOpenVPN Configuration File
.TPFSPSS Text Wizard Document
.ATNPhotoshop Actions File
.EXAMPLEExample Configuration File
.ASLPhotoshop Style
.MDSTestComplete Project File
.CUIXAutoCAD Custom User Interface File
.CFGLightWave Configuration File
.3DL3D Lookup Table File
.ICDInstallable Client Driver File
.SXIEShareX Image Effect File
.DOKDesktopOK Icons Layout File
.M2SMaxthon 2 Browser Skin File
.MOTRApple Motion Transition Project Template
.IHWIN-HEH Timeline Workspace
.DCSTAdobe InDesign Document Presets File
.C2RWindows Media Center Click-To-Record File
.UISWindowBlinds User Interface Specification
.DOLPHINVIEWDolphin Folder View Settings File
.MSNHost Blocking File
.OSDXSearch Connector Description File
.WMEWindows Media Encoder Session File
.IIPInstall Creator Pro Project File
.ASEFAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.UDCXUniversal Data Connection File
.MNUAutoCAD Interface Layout File
.RLLMicrosoft Resource Library
.ZAPZero Administration Package File
.LVALogitech Video Effects Avatar File
.LRSMCOLAdobe Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File
.QTPQuickTime Preferences File
.FETCHMIRRORFetch Mirror Document
.CAMPWCS Color Appearance Model Profile File
.ATZAston Compiled Theme
.VCPREFNorton Antivirus Preferences File
.AIPAdvanced Installer Project
.OBTOpenbox Theme File
.NP4NetPoint 4 Schedule File
.ZONOmniPage Zone Template File
.BCPBlackMagic Custom Palette
.RPS3ds Max Render Preset Settings
.TVCTurbo View & Convert Batch Presets File
.COSTYLECapture One Style File
.KPLKrita Color Palette
.VITALBANKVital Synthesizer Soundbank
.TLOSPSS TableLooks File
.WMSWindows Media Skin
.ICSTInCopy Document Preset File
.CNFTelnet Configuration File
.TSKPocket PC Skin
.COPRESETCapture One Preset File
.DICPROOFMicrosoft Dictionary Proofing File
.VQCVirtual CD Quick Copy File
.VMTMVMware Team Data File
.ICMImage Color Matching Profile
.RNXRealPlayer Settings File
.QVPPQlikView Extension Properties Page File
.ADPPAdobe Device Profile Package
.PROPERTIESJava Properties File
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.PIPOffice Personalized Settings File
.OBIOutlook RSS Subscription File
.ISSInstallShield Silent Response File
.GIDWindows Help Global Index File
.BTSEARCHBitTorrent Search Engine File
.MSTCorel Presentations Master Template File
.BOOTInstallShield Boot File
.SOLFlash Local Shared Object File
.XTREMEWinstep Xtreme Theme Pack
.CONFUnix Configuration File
.BINBlackBerry IT Policy File
.DS_STOREMac OS X Folder Settings File
.CUIAutodesk Custom Workspace File
.ODCOffice Data Connection File
.INFSetup Information File
.ONETOC2Microsoft OneNote Table of Contents File
.SFOCuteFTP Search File
.EHIHTTP Injector Config File
.CLGWindows Catalog File
.DOWNLOADHOSTMSN Download Settings File
.QSSQt Style Sheet
.FTPFlashFXP XML File
.XDRXML-Data Reduced File
.PROPDESCProperty Description
.TRXPASSOLO Translation List File
.XPADDERCONTROLLERXpadder Controller Profile
.APPLICATIONClickOnce Deployment Manifest File
.INIWindows Initialization File
.KSFKMPlayer Skin File
.CVAHP System Software Manager Information File
.AIUAdvanced Installer Updates Configuration File
.RCFSonicWALL VPN Configuration File
.VEGASWINDOWLAYOUTMAGIX VEGAS Window Layout File
.LOOKSpeedGrade Look File
.DUCKCyberduck Bookmark
.LFOAlchemy Low Frequency Oscillator Presets File
.CHXAutoCAD Standards Check File
.APPREF-MSMicrosoft Application Reference File
.CMPWindows Connection Manager Profile
.WFCWindows Wireless Network Settings File
.PSFPhotoshop Proof Settings File
.WFPWondershare Filmora Project File
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.PLISTmacOS Property List
.SCPRESETSSnap Converter Presets File
.PROFILECitrix Application Profile
.CPXOracle ADF Binding Context File
.FTEdgecam Feature Template
.TMTHEMETextMate Theme File
.GPSGenePix Settings File
.ATCAutoCAD Tool Catalog File
.DIRECTORYKDE Folder View Properties File
.NKPKontakt Presets File
.PRSource Insight Project
.QRCQt Resource Collection File
.PS1XMLWindows PowerShell Display Configuration File
.ACBAdobe Photoshop Color Book File
.CTBAutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style File
.BGIBgInfo Configuration File
.NVPNVivo for Windows Project
.PERFMONCFGPerformance Monitor Configuration File
.AVSAvid Project Preferences File
.VMXFVMware Team Member File
.IPCCiPhone Carrier Bundle
.IDPPAdobe InDesign Preflight Profile
.TPARKThemePark Project File
.PTFPSP Theme File
.QXWQ Light Controller+ Workspace File
.VPSVirtual CD Copy Template
.RDFResource Description Framework File
.OPTOptions File
.EFTXOffice 2007 Theme Effect File
.CHLWinFast PVR2 Channel List
.VMCWindows Virtual Machine Configuration File
.INSInternet Settings File
.ACTAdobe Color Table File
.OPSOffice Profile Settings File
.PRFOutlook Profile File
.PJSTestComplete Project Suite File
.EMMMindMaple Map
.BLWAdobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File
.BCMXBusiness Contact Manager Customization
.TDFTitle Definition Format File
.DSXDAZ Studio XML File
.VNCVNC Configuration File
.FCCForms Credential Collector File
.VBOXOracle VM VirtualBox Settings File
.WVEWondershare Filmora Project File
.BKSNTBackup Settings File
.ENSEndNote Style File
.KYSAdobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts File
.KBD3ds Max Keyboard Shortcuts File
.WMZWindows Media Player Skin Package
.A2MTS-AudioToMIDI Settings File
.CSPLANSPSS Sampling Plan File
.PSC1Windows PowerShell Console File
.ACVPhotoshop Curves File
.ALVAdobe Photoshop Levels File
.SZWinamp Classic Skin Download
.MXSPainter Color Mixer Pad
.STARTUPINFOE-Prime 2.0 Startup Info File
.RULESETVisual Studio Code Analysis Rule Set File
.PROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.ZPIPDF Converter Index File
.VUEFoxPro 2.x View Settings
.VPHVirtualPhotographer Custom Settings
.GTPGNOME Theme Package File
.BCSBatch Compiler Specification File
.S2MLStarCraft 2 Map Localization File
.ENZEndNote Connection File
.HDTPhotoshop HDR Toning Preset File
.SETTINGCONTENT-MSWindows Settings File
.WCXRemoteApp and Desktop Connections Configuration File
.SPPSubstance Painter Project
.MOTIApple Motion Title Project Template
.DR5Dramatica Story Expert Project
.EQFWinamp Equalizer Preset File
.GPLGIMP Palette
.GMWGlobal Mapper Workspace File
.RDWReal-DRAW Project File
.MLKMasterCook Look File
.EXPORTEDUIMicrosoft Office Exported UI Customization File
.MSMWindows Installer Merge Module
.CSKINCD Art Display Skin File
.OEMOEM Setup File
.CSFAdobe Color Settings File
.PREFPreferences File
.VMXVMware Virtual Machine Configuration File
.RTSRoyal TS Remote Connection File
.SLTMozilla User Profile Folder
.JWSJava Workspace Settings File
.WSZWinamp Classic Skin
.ASPAdobe Color Separation Setup File
.FMTFoxPro Format File
.POLICYJava Policy Implementation File
.VLTVLC Media Player Skin File
.FATZinf Theme File
.SYNW-PROJSynWrite Project
.VSPROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.SW2Softwrap License File
.IXdtSearch Index File
.BAUApache OpenOffice AutoText File
.ICACitrix ICA File
.PRXWindows Media Profile File
.FDLaTeX Font Definition File
.LVFLogitech Video Effects File
.AIAAdobe Illustrator Action File
.PIEGlovePIE Controller Script
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.EWPRJUltiboard Layout Project
.ARSAfter Effects Render Settings File
.UTZUIQ Theme Package
.RPKRadLight Media Player Skin
.MOEFApple Motion Effect Project Template
.FLSTAdobe InDesign Flattener Presets File
.GWSGeoMedia GeoWorkspace File
.STEDreamweaver Site Settings File
.MPTMicrosoft Project Template
.PVSParallels Desktop Configuration File
.ACWWindows Accessibility Wizard File
.PMCPerformance Monitor Counter File
.PRFDirector Preferences File
.PALPainter Custom Palettes File
.PMJPegasus Mail Configuration File
.XSTWebSphere Query Template
.GRDPhotoshop Gradient File
.SQDConfiguration Settings File
.COSCapture One Settings File
.OTZOpenLP Theme File
.DARDVD Architect Project
.PHAOL Phone Home Settings File
.FCFirstClass Settings File
.CPGESRI Code Page File
.MOFManaged Object Format File
.SMTSamsung Theme File
.ASEAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.HIDSony Ericsson Remote Configuration
.KEYKeyboard Definition File
.NPSNatron Node Presets File
.MNSAutoCAD Interface Settings File
.P2MPhotoWorks Appearance File
.XPLLcdStudio Playlist File
.NETDynagen Network Topology File
.MTFMotorola Theme File
.NGRRGuitar Rig Preset
.MOTNApple Motion Generator Project Template
.INISymbian OS Configuration File
.REGRegistration Information File
.VMCXVirtual Machine Shell Information File
.HTHyperTerminal Session File
.STORYISTTHEMEStoryist Application Theme File
.JKMJAWS Key Map File
.VIMRCVim Runtime Configuration File
.ALLJava RMI Policy File
.SSSWindowBlinds Substyle File
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.DSWVisual C++ 6 Workspace File
.AXTAdobe Photoshop Extract File
.MCWMonitor Calibration Wizard File
.PDPPalo Alto Software Plan Component File
.COMPFusion Composition File
.THMXOffice 2007 Theme File
.SLSoftware License File
.ICCICC Profile
.FMPAutoCAD Font Map File
.UPFMicroStation User Preferences File
.DDFDiamond Directive File
.SKIMotorola Phone Skin File
.MAILHOSTMSN Mailhost Settings File
.RWSTYLERapidWeaver Style File
.GAGenetic Art Image Parameters
.ATHAlienware AlienFX Theme File
.NPFXNorton Internet Security Firewall Settings File
.MATERIALRigs of Rods Texture Reference File
.FRAMESxScope Frames File
.SNAGTHEMESnagit Theme
.RDOXerox Rawster Document Object File
.BITPIMBitPim Configuration File
.PIOPro Tools I/O Settings File
.PHBPhtotoBase Album File
.NJINero Job Information File
.NVCNikon Vignette Correction File
.AHLeMule Metadata File
.T3DTicTacTi Advertisement Definition File
.IKMPIK Multimedia Preset FIle
.SRSOutlook Send/Receive Settings File
.MSKNMediaMonkey Skin File
.TWCTTWin Configuration File
.STTSPSS Table Template
.TVTEMPLATEmimoLive Template
.HMEWindows Mobile Theme File
.AHUAdobe Photoshop HSL File
.OMSHP Printer Substrate Presets Package File
.CPTMCaptivate Theme File
.SSL2Sunlight ScanLibrary 2 File
.DCLAutoCAD Dialog Definition File
.FBTABBYY FineReader Document Options File
.RADCitrix Rapid Application Delivery File
.CMATEControllerMate File
.DEFTJuice Grinder Defaults File
.NCFGArcGIS Explorer Configuration File
.PCTLKaspersky Parental Control Settings File
.VCOMPSV-Comp Setup File
.OTPUOrigin Unicode Graph Template
.EXE4JExe4j Configuration File
.SPFSlingplayer Favorites File
.EUMEnterprise User Monitor Configuration File
.GROWLTICKETGrowl Notification File
.DVTCOLORTHEMEXcode Color Theme File
.XSOSDProgDVB Skin
.PXBPixelmator Brush File
.TTSToolBook Translation System File
.LCCCapture One Lens Cast Correction File
.TDESKTOP-THEMETelegram Desktop Theme
.QBTHEMEqBittorrent Theme
.HWTHuawei EMUI Theme
.SLBKSmart Launcher Home Screen Backup
.ICURSORFXiCursor Effect File
.EQLMathType Settings
.VTPRStudio Store Visualizer Project
.WCValve Hammer Configuration File
.CHROMAEFFECTSSynapse 3 Chroma Configuration
.NDCPersonal Communications Settings File
.MGKImageMagick Configuration File
.TSZTrillian Skin File
.KCBKindle Create Book File
.TSMTwinCAT System Manager Configuration File
.NWVDragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive
.MMPSymbian Project Specification File
.PGPAutoCAD Program Parameters File
.FTPQUOTAFtpquota File
.AVEAvid User File
.WIFWeaving Interchange Format File
.XLBMicrosoft Excel Toolbar Settings File
.STDPROMT Translator Document
.QATMicrosoft Office Quick Access Toolbar File
.SCRIBEVideoScribe Project
.NDQuickBooks Network Data File
.PRFQuarkXPress Preferences File
.ITTIconTweaker Theme File
.GINGEMS Engine Control Unit File
.USERPROFILENorton AntiVirus User Profile File
.TERMINALTerminal Settings File
.TYPEIT4METypeIt4Me Clippings File
.ACBAutoCAD Color Book File
.XURXbox 360 Binary User Interface File
.DRMCubase Drum Map File
.DTSCONFIGSSIS Package Configuration File
.AHSAdobe Halftone Screen File
.SCHStrater Scheme File
.SKNAvant Browser Skin File
.INIGravis UltraSound Bank Setup File
.MXSKINMaxthon Skin File
.SGTSPSS Chart Template
.CTBODYFITTINGCrazyTalk Animator Actor Fitting File
.JOYCryENGINE Facial Editor Joystick File
.ZPFForm•Z Preferences File
.IAFOutlook Internet Account File
.SPJSPSS Production Job File
.VBX6SETTINGSVirusBarrier X6 Settings File
.CDRTCorelDRAW Template
.ASKAbleton Live Skin File
.KDSKD Player Skin File
.AMSAdobe Monitor Setup File
.XTODVDConvertXtoDVD Project File
.FWTFacetWin Configuration File
.ARGAutoCAD Profile
.ASTAdobe Color Separations Table
.RFQRoboForm SearchCard File
.BRGProjectWise User Settings File
.AOMAfter Effects Output Module
.AWCAVActiveWorlds Custom Avatar File
.PRO5TEMPLATEProPresenter 5 Template
.PRSBatch & Print Pro Printer Settings File
.IITInstall Creator Project File
.GTKRCGTK+ Theme File
.DBBSkype User Information File
.ASWACDSee Slideshow Wizard File
.WORKBibble Work Queue File
.CPFCab Provisioning Format File
.DSFDramatica Pro Project
.CPRAdobe Captivate Preferences File
.VMXCubase Mixer Settings File
.FTHFileMaker Theme File
.SNXPISnoop Workspace File
.CYBERDUCKLICENSECyberduck Donation Key
.CGRQuest3D Channel Group File
.LOPMasterCook Layout File
.VMPLVMware Policy File
.PSPPhotoshop Preferences File
.XVMVMware Console Configuration File
.CSAPLANSPSS Analysis Plan File
.BCPBatch Compiler Preset File
.WZCONFIGWinZip Configuration File
.SSLSunlight ScanLibrary File
.PDADJPhotoDirector Preset File
.MMDCMediaMonkey Device Configuration File
.DXPDexpot Profile File
.GQSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Styles File
.GCSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Color File
.RCTVisual Studio Resource Template
.PXGPixelmator Gradient File
.PSYThe Psychedelic Screen Saver Settings File
.SPFXSqueeze Presets File
.LIGHTKEYPROJLightkey Project
.GVIMRCGVim Runtime Configuration File
.MPDCONFMusic Player Daemon File
.IGPIntel Graphics Profile
.CYBERDUCKPROFILECyberduck Connection Profile
.PAPERSPainter Paper Texture File
.DUNDial Up Network File
.QFNokia Maps Version File
.MASKSpeedGrade Color Mask File
.DXLSDashXL Skin Set File
.ABSTurboZIP Auto Compress Script
.LXSOPTLiquid XML Studio Project Options File
.MOBIRISEMobirise Project File
.XCUOpenOffice.org Configuration File
.IKFINTUS Keyboard File
.LYTXcalibur Layout File
.QVTQlikView Theme File
.BLTAIM Buddy List
.EXPSonicWALL Preference File
.SKNSymbian OS Skin File
.GPSGOM Player Skin File
.PROFIMAILProfiMail Settings File
.CPSCaptivate Styles File
.RASKINPLACERaskin Place Layout File
.PMLPyre Properties File
.CLRCryptLoad Router Information File
.FNCFrogans Player Network Certificate
.MSWPainter Color Mixer Swatches

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