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
.DSDAutoCAD Drawing Set Description File
.VIMVim Settings File
.GXTGrand Theft Auto Text File
.STBAutoCAD Plot Style Table File
.GODOTGodot Engine Project
.THEMicrosoft Plus! Theme File
.TSCPROJTechSmith Camtasia Project File
.STYLESketchUp Style
.MYCOLORSStardock MyColors Theme File
.SETSettings File
.FLWFusion Flow File
.EQPMathType Preferences
.SKZSuperKaramba Theme
.VITALVital Synthesizer Preset
.OFFICEUIMicrosoft Office UI Customization File
.ALXBlackBerry Application Loader XML File
.AUXLaTeX Auxiliary File
.PMPAutoCAD Plot Model Parameter File
.SIFWindows Setup Information File
.SBVYouTube Captions File
.CNFMySQL Configuration File
.THEMEPACKWindows 7 Theme Pack
.ISSInno Setup Script
.NSXAppStudio Project
.HD3DHome Design 3D Project
.IRSAdobe Save For Web Settings
.OSSMicrosoft Outlook Saved Search File
.VQCVirtual CD Quick Copy File
.SETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.CFGCelestia Configuration File
.CFGCitrix Server Connection File
.TSITraktor Settings File
.BS7Windows 7 Boot Updater Skin
.PKGSymbian Package File
.XUIXbox 360 User Interface File
.A7PAuthorware 7 Project
.PC3AutoCAD Plotter Configuration File
.SEDIExpress Self Extraction Directive File
.RMSKINRainmeter Skin File
.FXPFX Preset
.LH3DLive Home 3D Project
.WCZChameleon Clock Wallpaper File
.FVPFile Viewer Plus Batch Presets File
.L4DCinema 4D Layout File
.CFGConfiguration File
.PRMParameter File
.XTPAutoCAD Exported Tool Palettes File
.PRFPSETPremiere Pro Filter Preset File
.LRTEMPLATEAdobe Lightroom Template
.UDCXUniversal Data Connection File
.MMRCMADRIX MIDI Remote Configuration
.RDPRemote Desktop Configuration File
.A2THEMEAston 2 Theme File
.MSTWindows Installer Setup Transform File
.RPROJR Project
.CEXSolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File
.ISPIIS Internet Service Provider Settings
.TPFSPSS Text Wizard Document
.VSSETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.EXAMPLEExample Configuration File
.OVPNOpenVPN Configuration File
.DINFODivX Temporary Video Info File
.BLOBValve Steam Archive
.CUIAutodesk Custom Workspace File
.ASLPhotoshop Style
.ACOAdobe Photoshop Color Swatch File
.CUIXAutoCAD Custom User Interface File
.MDSTestComplete Project File
.CFGLightWave Configuration File
.UISWindowBlinds User Interface Specification
.M2SMaxthon 2 Browser Skin File
.TVCTurbo View & Convert Batch Presets File
.RLLMicrosoft Resource Library
.DCLAutoCAD Dialog Definition File
.BCPBlackMagic Custom Palette
.VITALBANKVital Synthesizer Soundbank
.MNUAutoCAD Interface Layout File
.ZONOmniPage Zone Template File
.ICMImage Color Matching Profile
.PROPDESCProperty Description
.3DL3D Lookup Table File
.AIPAdvanced Installer Project
.VCPREFNorton Antivirus Preferences File
.DOKDesktopOK Icons Layout File
.DOLPHINVIEWDolphin Folder View Settings File
.QTPQuickTime Preferences File
.WMEWindows Media Encoder Session File
.MSNHost Blocking File
.MOTRApple Motion Transition Project Template
.DCSTAdobe InDesign Document Presets File
.CHXAutoCAD Standards Check File
.COPRESETCapture One Preset File
.IIPInstall Creator Pro Project File
.TRXPASSOLO Translation List File
.IHWIN-HEH Timeline Workspace
.QSSQt Style Sheet
.ATZAston Compiled Theme
.LVALogitech Video Effects Avatar File
.CAMPWCS Color Appearance Model Profile File
.ICSTInCopy Document Preset File
.FFXAfter Effects Preset File
.KPLKrita Color Palette
.PTBPowerToys Settings Backup
.ASEFAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.ADPPAdobe Device Profile Package
.QBTHEMEqBittorrent Theme
.DBGVisual FoxPro Debugger Configuration File
.AIUAdvanced Installer Updates Configuration File
.TSKPocket PC Skin
.RNXRealPlayer Settings File
.OSDXSearch Connector Description File
.QVPPQlikView Extension Properties Page File
.QRCQt Resource Collection File
.TLOSPSS TableLooks File
.CNFTelnet Configuration File
.FETCHMIRRORFetch Mirror Document
.OBTOpenbox Theme File
.ZAPZero Administration Package File
.LRSMCOLAdobe Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File
.COSTYLECapture One Style File
.C2RWindows Media Center Click-To-Record File
.PROPERTIESJava Properties File
.RPS3ds Max Render Preset Settings
.ATNPhotoshop Actions File
.GIDWindows Help Global Index File
.BTSEARCHBitTorrent Search Engine File
.MSTCorel Presentations Master Template File
.BOOTInstallShield Boot File
.XTREMEWinstep Xtreme Theme Pack
.BINBlackBerry IT Policy File
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.CONFUnix Configuration File
.OBIOutlook RSS Subscription File
.XPADDERCONTROLLERXpadder Controller Profile
.INFSetup Information File
.ONETOC2Microsoft OneNote Table of Contents File
.LOOKSpeedGrade Look File
.EHIHTTP Injector Config File
.SFOCuteFTP Search File
.MCLWindows Media Center Link File
.PIPOffice Personalized Settings File
.CLGWindows Catalog File
.XDRXML-Data Reduced File
.RCFSonicWALL VPN Configuration File
.SOLFlash Local Shared Object File
.DS_STOREMac OS X Folder Settings File
.CMPWindows Connection Manager Profile
.DOWNLOADHOSTMSN Download Settings File
.APPLICATIONClickOnce Deployment Manifest File
.ICDInstallable Client Driver File
.ISSInstallShield Silent Response File
.CVAHP System Software Manager Information File
.INIWindows Initialization File
.PSC1Windows PowerShell Console File
.XMSMusic Studio Project
.ACVPhotoshop Adjustment Curve
.APPREF-MSMicrosoft Application Reference File
.WFCWindows Wireless Network Settings File
.ODCOffice Data Connection File
.PROFILECitrix Application Profile
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.PLISTmacOS Property List
.TMTHEMETextMate Theme File
.MOEFApple Motion Effect Project Template
.ATCAutoCAD Tool Catalog File
.SCPRESETSSnap Converter Presets File
.UCTUC Browser Theme File
.PHAOL Phone Home Settings File
.DIRECTORYKDE Folder View Properties File
.NKPKontakt Presets File
.DICPROOFMicrosoft Dictionary Proofing File
.FTEdgecam Feature Template
.DSXDAZ Studio XML File
.CPXOracle ADF Binding Context File
.GPSGenePix Settings File
.PRSource Insight Project
.WFPWondershare Filmora Project File
.CTBAutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style File
.SETTINGCONTENT-MSWindows Settings File
.ACBAdobe Photoshop Color Book File
.KSFKMPlayer Skin File
.RDFResource Description Framework File
.VBOXOracle VM VirtualBox Settings File
.BGIBgInfo Configuration File
.PSFPhotoshop Proof Settings File
.LFOAlchemy Low Frequency Oscillator Presets File
.TPARKThemePark Project File
.RDWReal-DRAW Project File
.NP4NetPoint 4 Schedule File
.IDPPAdobe InDesign Preflight Profile
.PERFMONCFGPerformance Monitor Configuration File
.QXWQ Light Controller+ Workspace File
.WMSWindows Media Skin
.AVSAvid Project Preferences File
.IPCCiPhone Carrier Bundle
.VMXFVMware Team Member File
.DUCKCyberduck Bookmark
.NVPNVivo for Windows Project
.OPTOptions File
.EFTXOffice 2007 Theme Effect File
.PRFOutlook Profile File
.INSInternet Settings File
.VMCWindows Virtual Machine Configuration File
.CHLWinFast PVR2 Channel List
.PS1XMLWindows PowerShell Display Configuration File
.EQFWinamp Equalizer Preset File
.PJSTestComplete Project Suite File
.BCMXBusiness Contact Manager Customization
.NPSNatron Node Presets File
.OPSOffice Profile Settings File
.EMMMindMaple Map
.BLWAdobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File
.PTFPSP Theme File
.VNCVNC Configuration File
.FCCForms Credential Collector File
.WMZWindows Media Player Skin Package
.ENSEndNote Style File
.BKSNTBackup Settings File
.ACTAdobe Color Table File
.KBD3ds Max Keyboard Shortcuts File
.A2MTS-AudioToMIDI Settings File
.WVEWondershare Filmora Project File
.SZWinamp Classic Skin Download
.VPHVirtualPhotographer Custom Settings
.SPPSubstance Painter Project
.RULESETVisual Studio Code Analysis Rule Set File
.DXPDexpot Profile File
.MOTIApple Motion Title Project Template
.VPSVirtual CD Copy Template
.S2MLStarCraft 2 Map Localization File
.PROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.ZPIPDF Converter Index File
.MXSPainter Color Mixer Pad
.VUEFoxPro 2.x View Settings
.ENZEndNote Connection File
.DR5Dramatica Story Expert Project
.CSPLANSPSS Sampling Plan File
.STARTUPINFOE-Prime 2.0 Startup Info File
.ALVAdobe Photoshop Levels File
.GTPGNOME Theme Package File
.HDTPhotoshop HDR Toning Preset File
.MLKMasterCook Look File
.GMWGlobal Mapper Workspace File
.EPPEditPad Pro Project
.OEMOEM Setup File
.WSZWinamp Classic Skin
.WCXRemoteApp and Desktop Connections Configuration File
.MSMWindows Installer Merge Module
.GPLGIMP Palette
.KYSAdobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts File
.CSKINCD Art Display Skin File
.TSZTrillian Skin
.EXPORTEDUIMicrosoft Office Exported UI Customization File
.FATZinf Theme File
.VLTVLC Media Player Skin File
.CSFAdobe Color Settings File
.PREFPreferences File
.SMTSamsung Theme File
.TDFTitle Definition Format File
.PALPainter Custom Palettes File
.RTSRoyal TS Remote Connection File
.SLTMozilla User Profile Folder
.FMTFoxPro Format File
.POLICYJava Policy Implementation File
.SW2Softwrap License File
.SYNW-PROJSynWrite Project
.CPGESRI Code Page File
.IXdtSearch Index File
.BAUApache OpenOffice AutoText File
.VSPROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.SSL2Sunlight ScanLibrary 2 File
.ICACitrix ICA File
.PRXWindows Media Profile File
.LVFLogitech Video Effects File
.FDLaTeX Font Definition File
.MOFManaged Object Format File
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.PIEGlovePIE Controller Script
.MPTMicrosoft Project Template
.RPKRadLight Media Player Skin
.DARDVD Architect Project
.OTZOpenLP Theme File
.GWSGeoMedia GeoWorkspace File
.FLSTAdobe InDesign Flattener Presets File
.STEDreamweaver Site Settings File
.PMCPerformance Monitor Counter File
.SQDConfiguration Settings File
.PRFDirector Preferences File
.UTZUIQ Theme Package
.PMJPegasus Mail Configuration File
.ARSAfter Effects Render Settings File
.ACWWindows Accessibility Wizard File
.EWPRJUltiboard Layout Project
.XSTWebSphere Query Template
.GRDPhotoshop Gradient File
.INISymbian OS Configuration File
.ASPAdobe Color Separation Setup File
.KEYKeyboard Definition File
.ASEAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.FCFirstClass Settings File
.ICCICC Profile
.REGRegistration Information File
.HIDSony Ericsson Remote Configuration
.NGRRGuitar Rig Preset
.FMPAutoCAD Font Map File
.PGPAutoCAD Program Parameters File
.XPLLcdStudio Playlist File
.P2MPhotoWorks Appearance File
.NETDynagen Network Topology File
.MNSAutoCAD Interface Settings File
.SXIEShareX Image Effect File
.ALLJava RMI Policy File
.MTFMotorola Theme File
.MOTNApple Motion Generator Project Template
.STORYISTTHEMEStoryist Application Theme File
.VMCXVirtual Machine Shell Information File
.DDFDiamond Directive File
.JKMJAWS Key Map File
.VIMRCVim Runtime Configuration File
.HTHyperTerminal Session File
.SSSWindowBlinds Substyle File
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.AXTAdobe Photoshop Extract File
.COMPFusion Composition File
.PDPPalo Alto Software Plan Component File
.DSWVisual C++ 6 Workspace File
.THEMEGTK Theme Index File
.SLSoftware License File
.JWSJava Workspace Settings File
.THMXOffice 2007 Theme File
.SCRIBEVideoScribe Project
.XLBMicrosoft Excel Toolbar Settings File
.UPFMicroStation User Preferences File
.NJINero Job Information File
.WCValve Hammer Configuration File
.SLBKSmart Launcher Home Screen Backup
.RDOXerox Rawster Document Object File
.BITPIMBitPim Configuration File
.PHBPhtotoBase Album File
.HMEWindows Mobile Theme File
.ATHAlienware AlienFX Theme File
.PCTLKaspersky Parental Control Settings File
.NCFGArcGIS Explorer Configuration File
.MGKImageMagick Configuration File
.NVCNikon Vignette Correction File
.RWSTYLERapidWeaver Style File
.AHLeMule Metadata File
.STTSPSS Table Template
.FLMPSTFL Studio Mobile Plug-in Preset
.SRSOutlook Send/Receive Settings File
.DVTCOLORTHEMEXcode Color Theme File
.OTPUOrigin Unicode Graph Template
.FRAMESxScope Frames File
.CPTMCaptivate Theme File
.COSCapture One Settings File
.EQLMathType Settings
.MATERIALRigs of Rods Texture Reference File
.TRKFinale Track-to-Staff Mapping File
.FBTABBYY FineReader Document Options File
.MCWMonitor Calibration Wizard File
.T3DTicTacTi Advertisement Definition File
.SPFSlingplayer Favorites File
.EXE4JExe4j Configuration File
.EUMEnterprise User Monitor Configuration File
.NPFXNorton Internet Security Firewall Settings File
.IKMPIK Multimedia Preset FIle
.SNAGTHEMESnagit Theme
.NDCPersonal Communications Settings File
.HWTHuawei EMUI Theme
.PXBPixelmator Brush File
.KCBKindle Create Book File
.VCOMPSV-Comp Setup File
.PIOPro Tools I/O Settings File
.GROWLTICKETGrowl Notification File
.CMATEControllerMate File
.AHUAdobe Photoshop HSL File
.NWVDragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive
.LCCCapture One Lens Cast Correction File
.ONCOpen Network Configuration
.OMSHP Printer Substrate Presets Package File
.WF4Wordfast Project
.ICURSORFXiCursor Effect File
.OVERLAYStreamlabs Desktop Overlay
.MSKNMediaMonkey Skin File
.CHROMAEFFECTSSynapse 3 Chroma Configuration
.RADCitrix Rapid Application Delivery File
.TSMTwinCAT System Manager Configuration File
.TDESKTOP-THEMETelegram Desktop Theme
.VTPRStudio Store Visualizer Project
.SKIMotorola Phone Skin File
.MAILHOSTMSN Mailhost Settings File
.PPKGWindows Provisioning Package
.WIFWeaving Interchange Format File
.TVTEMPLATEmimoLive Template
.GAGenetic Art Image Parameters
.AVEAvid User File
.MMPSymbian Project Specification File
.FTPQUOTAFtpquota File
.ARGAutoCAD Profile
.QATMicrosoft Office Quick Access Toolbar File
.PRFQuarkXPress Preferences File
.NDQuickBooks Network Data File
.GINGEMS Engine Control Unit File
.ITTIconTweaker Theme File
.USERPROFILENorton AntiVirus User Profile File
.INIGravis UltraSound Bank Setup File
.TERMINALTerminal Settings File
.TYPEIT4METypeIt4Me Clippings File
.ACBAutoCAD Color Book File
.DTSCONFIGSSIS Package Configuration File
.TTSToolBook Translation System File
.WORKBibble Work Queue File
.XURXbox 360 Binary User Interface File
.DRMCubase Drum Map File
.ZPFForm•Z Preferences File
.AHSAdobe Halftone Screen File
.SCHStrater Scheme File
.ASKAbleton Live Skin
.SKNAvant Browser Skin File
.ASWACDSee Slideshow Wizard File
.IAFOutlook Internet Account File
.SGTSPSS Chart Template
.VBX6SETTINGSVirusBarrier X6 Settings File
.MXSKINMaxthon Skin File
.JOYCryENGINE Facial Editor Joystick File
.SPJSPSS Production Job File
.TWCTTWin Configuration File
.CTBODYFITTINGCrazyTalk Animator Actor Fitting File
.STDPROMT Translator Document
.AMSAdobe Monitor Setup File
.KDSKD Player Skin File
.AWCAVActiveWorlds Custom Avatar File
.ASTAdobe Color Separations Table
.FWTFacetWin Configuration File
.PRO5TEMPLATEProPresenter 5 Template
.CDRTCorelDRAW Template
.RFQRoboForm SearchCard File
.GTKRCGTK+ Theme File
.IITInstall Creator Project File
.XTODVDConvertXtoDVD Project File
.AOMAfter Effects Output Module
.BRGProjectWise User Settings File
.DBBSkype User Information File
.CPFCab Provisioning Format File
.RCTVisual Studio Resource Template
.CGRQuest3D Channel Group File
.DSFDramatica Pro Project
.CPRAdobe Captivate Preferences File
.VMXCubase Mixer Settings File
.FTHFileMaker Theme File
.SNXPISnoop Workspace File
.VMPLVMware Policy File
.LOPMasterCook Layout File
.PSPPhotoshop Preferences File
.CYBERDUCKLICENSECyberduck Donation Key
.SSLSunlight ScanLibrary File
.GQSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Styles File
.QFNokia Maps Version File
.GCSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Color File
.DUNDial Up Network File Configuration File
.MMDCMediaMonkey Device Configuration File
.SPFXSqueeze Presets File
.PDADJPhotoDirector Preset File
.WZCONFIGWinZip Configuration File
.CSAPLANSPSS Analysis Plan File
.XVMVMware Console Configuration File
.LIGHTKEYPROJLightkey Project
.MOBIRISEMobirise Project File
.MASKSpeedGrade Color Mask File
.SKNSymbian OS Skin File
.ZONCollection Building Custom Zone File
.ABSTurboZIP Auto Compress Script
.GVIMRCGVim Runtime Configuration File
.MPDCONFMusic Player Daemon File
.PSYThe Psychedelic Screen Saver Settings File
.LXSOPTLiquid XML Studio Project Options File
.CYBERDUCKPROFILECyberduck Connection Profile
.PAPERSPainter Paper Texture File
.DEFTJuice Grinder Defaults File
.PXGPixelmator Gradient File
.DXLSDashXL Skin Set File
.LYTXcalibur Layout File
.QVTQlikView Theme File
.IKFINTUS Keyboard File
.BLTAIM Buddy List
.GPSGOM Player Skin File
.PROFIMAILProfiMail Settings File
.EXPSonicWALL Preference 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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