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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
.ZAPZero Administration Package File
.INFSetup Information File
.MSTWindows Installer Setup Transform File
.PLISTMac OS X Property List File
.RDFResource Description Framework File
.PRXWindows Media Profile File
.CSFAdobe Color Settings File
.PSFPhotoshop Proof Settings File
.ICCICC Profile
.RDPRemote Desktop Configuration File
.PROPERTIESJava Properties File
.GMWGlobal Mapper Workspace File
.ICACitrix ICA File
.VMXVMware Configuration File
.CONFUnix Configuration File
.DBBSkype User Information File
.STYLESketchUp Style
.THMXOffice 2007 Theme File
.THEMEPACKWindows 7 Theme Pack
.TSCPROJTechSmith Camtasia Project File
.WFCWindows Wireless Network Settings File
.STBAutoCAD Plot Style Table File
.CTBAutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style File
.STEDreamweaver Site Settings File
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.APPLICATIONClickOnce Deployment Manifest File
.APPREF-MSMicrosoft Application Reference File
.C2RWindows Media Center Click-To-Record File
.CVAHP System Software Manager Information File
.OBIOutlook RSS Subscription File
.UTZUIQ Theme Package
.HMEWindows Mobile Theme File
.CLGWindows Catalog File
.XTODVDConvertXtoDVD Project File
.NGRRGuitar Rig Preset
.RMSKINRainmeter Skin File
.FETCHMIRRORFetch Mirror Document
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.QRCQt Resource Collection File
.ASEAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.IDPPAdobe InDesign Preflight Profile
.PS1XMLWindows PowerShell Display Configuration File
.WFPWondershare Filmora Project File
.MMPSymbian Project Specification File
.WCXRemoteApp and Desktop Connections Configuration File
.MYCOLORSStardock MyColors Theme File
.VMCWindows Virtual Machine Configuration File
.AUXLaTeX Auxiliary File
.VBOXOracle VM VirtualBox Settings File
.OSDXSearch Connector Description File
.INSInternet Settings File
.CNFMySQL Configuration File
.ICSTInCopy Document Preset File
.KYSAdobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts File
.GIDWindows Help Global Index File
.SYNW-PROJSynWrite Project
.IPCCiPhone Carrier Bundle
.REGRegistration Information File
.XLBExcel Toolbars File
.FXPFX Preset File
.OPSOffice Profile Settings File
.NSXAppStudio Project
.BS7Windows 7 Boot Updater Skin
.3DL3D Lookup Table File
.WMZCompressed Windows Media Player Skin
.WMSWindows Media Skin
.SETSettings File
.ATNPhotoshop Actions File
.ASLPhotoshop Style
.FCFirstClass Settings File
.MTFMotorola Theme File
.DSWVisual C++ 6 Workspace File
.ISSInstallShield Silent Response File
.L4DCinema 4D Layout File
.EQPMathType Preferences
.EQLMathType Settings
.STDPROMT Translator Document
.SCPRESETSSnap Converter Presets File
.MOEFApple Motion Effect Project Template
.BITPIMBitPim Configuration File
.CDRTCorelDRAW Image Template
.CSKINCD Art Display Skin File
.DBGVisual FoxPro Debugger Configuration File
.FMTFoxPro Format File
.TSKPocket PC Skin
.SFOCuteFTP Search File
.VMXCubase Mixer Settings File
.AMSAdobe Monitor Setup File
.SOLFlash Local Shared Object File
.INIGravis UltraSound Bank Setup File
.MSMWindows Installer Merge Module
.RDOXerox Rawster Document Object File
.DS_STOREMac OS X Folder Settings File
.BCMXBusiness Contact Manager Customization
.MLKMasterCook Look File
.LOPMasterCook Layout File
.AHLeMule Metadata File
.PRFDirector Preferences File
.ARSAfter Effects Render Settings File
.NVCNikon Vignette Correction File
.CFGCitrix Server Connection File
.VMTMVMware Team Data File
.SLSoftware License File
.FCCForms Credential Collector File
.ICMImage Color Matching Profile
.PROFIMAILProfiMail Settings File
.LH3DLive Home 3D Project
.INISymbian OS Configuration File
.JWSJava Workspace Settings File
.SRSOutlook Send/Receive Settings File
.PVSParallels Desktop Configuration File
.HD3DHome Design 3D Project
.MGKImageMagick Configuration File
.GODOTGodot Engine Project
.DRMCubase Drum Map File
.DOWNLOADHOSTMSN Download Settings File
.MAILHOSTMSN Mailhost Settings File
.M2SMaxthon 2 Browser Skin File
.SKIMotorola Phone Skin File
.AHSAdobe Halftone Screen File
.MSKNMediaMonkey Skin File
.HIDSony Ericsson Remote Settings File
.PMCPerformance Monitor Counter File
.SW2Softwrap License File
.BGIBgInfo Configuration File
.PIPOffice Personalized Settings File
.ASTAdobe Color Separations Table
.TDFTitle Definition Format File
.OPTOptions File
.EQFWinamp Equalizer Preset File
.A2MTS-AudioToMIDI Settings File
.CHLWinFast PVR2 Channel List
.THEMicrosoft Plus! Theme File
.NDCPersonal Communications Settings File
.CLRCryptLoad Router Information File
.IHWIN-HEH Timeline Workspace
.PTFPSP Theme File
.RPKRadLight Media Player Skin
.TSZTrillian Skin File
.BLTAIM Buddy List
.ICDInstallable Client Driver File
.MPTMicrosoft Project Template
.ASEFAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.TSMTwinCAT System Manager Configuration File
.NWVDragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive
.MSNHost Blocking File
.GWSGeoMedia GeoWorkspace File
.XTREMEWinstep Xtreme Theme Pack
.RTSRoyal TS Remote Connection File
.LOOKSpeedGrade Look File
.VSTPRESETVST Preset File
.GROWLTICKETGrowl Notification File
.BLOBValve Steam Archive
.SSSWindowBlinds Substyle File
.UISWindowBlinds User Interface Specification
.SLTMozilla User Profile Folder
.DOLPHINVIEWDolphin Folder View Settings File
.DIRECTORYKDE Folder View Properties File
.EUMEnterprise User Monitor Configuration File
.VNCVNC Configuration File
.SIFWindows Setup Information File
.OVPNOpenVPN Configuration File
.QFNokia Maps Version File
.XPADDERCONTROLLERXpadder Controller Profile
.ATZAston Compiled Theme
.SKZSuperKaramba Theme
.CUIAutodesk Custom Workspace File
.COMPFusion Composition File
.AVSAVS Preset File
.PIEGlovePIE Controller Script
.FWTFacetWin Configuration File
.NDQuickBooks Network Data File
.DTSCONFIGSSIS Package Configuration File
.VCOMPSV-Comp Setup File
.RPS3ds Max Render Preset Settings
.BCPBlackMagic Custom Palette
.IPYNBJupyter Notebook
.DSFDramatica Pro Project
.TVTEMPLATEmimoLive Template
.WMEWindows Media Encoder Session File
.OMSHP Printer Substrate Presets Package File
.PROPDESCProperty Description
.EWPRJUltiboard Layout Project
.TWCTTWin Configuration File
.VTPRStudio Store Visualizer Project
.MOTNApple Motion Generator Project Template
.NP4NetPoint 4 Schedule File
.MOBIRISEMobirise Project File
.SPPSubstance Painter Project
.EFTXOffice 2007 Theme Effect File
.COSCapture One Settings File
.ALXBlackBerry Application Loader XML File
.COSTYLECapture One Style File
.OEMOEM Setup File
.USERPROFILENorton AntiVirus User Profile File
.VCPREFNorton Antivirus Preferences File
.TRXPASSOLO Translation List File
.BAUApache OpenOffice AutoText File
.CAMPWCS Color Appearance Model Profile File
.IIPInstall Creator Pro Project File
.SKNSymbian OS Skin File
.LCCCapture One Lens Cast Correction File
.DDFDiamond Directive File
.GRDPhotoshop Gradient File
.ISSInno Setup Script
.EXE4JExe4j Configuration File
.MCLWindows Media Center Link File
.SBVYouTube Captions File
.QTPQuickTime Preferences File
.MOFManaged Object Format File
.SPFSlingplayer Favorites File
.QSSQt Style Sheet
.P2MPhotoWorks Appearance File
.LVFLogitech Video Effects File
.LVALogitech Video Effects Avatar File
.PMPAutoCAD Plot Model Parameter File
.PC3AutoCAD Plotter Configuration File
.CPXOracle ADF Binding Context File
.PMJPegasus Mail Configuration File
.GXTGrand Theft Auto Text File
.GINGEMS Engine Control Unit File
.AITAdobe Illustrator Template
.BKSNTBackup Settings File
.RLLMicrosoft Resource Library
.FDLaTeX Font Definition File
.FTEdgecam Feature Template
.NJINero Job Information File
.XCUOpenOffice.org Configuration File
.RFQRoboForm SearchCard File
.MASKSpeedGrade Color Mask File
.SETTINGCONTENT-MSWindows Settings File
.ITTIconTweaker Theme File
.EXPORTEDUIMicrosoft Office Exported UI Customization File
.WCZChameleon Clock Wallpaper File
.PKGSymbian Package File
.OFFICEUIMicrosoft Office UI Customization File
.QATMicrosoft Office Quick Access Toolbar File
.ACVPhotoshop Curves File
.ASPAdobe Color Separation Setup File
.ODCOffice Data Connection File
.UDCXUniversal Data Connection File
.IKMPIK Multimedia Preset FIle
.MNUAutoCAD Interface Layout File
.MNSAutoCAD Interface Settings File
.CUIXAutoCAD Custom User Interface File
.DVTCOLORTHEMEXcode Color Theme File
.PJSTestComplete Project Suite File
.MDSTestComplete Project File
.WCValve Hammer Configuration File
.PRO5TEMPLATEProPresenter 5 Template
.A7PAuthorware 7 Project
.PDADJPhotoDirector Preset File
.CPSCaptivate Styles File
.CPTMCaptivate Theme File
.SETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.RULESETVisual Studio Code Analysis Rule Set File
.RCTVisual Studio Resource Template
.DEFTJuice Grinder Defaults File
.PROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.VSPROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.VSSETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.SKINASP.NET Skin File
.NPSNatron Node Presets File
.OSSMicrosoft Outlook Saved Search File
.AOMAfter Effects Output Module
.RDWReal-DRAW Project File
.ACBAdobe Photoshop Color Book File
.BTSEARCHBitTorrent Search Engine File
.S2MLStarCraft 2 Map Localization File
.AIPAdvanced Installer Project
.RPROJR Project
.PSPPhotoshop Preferences File
.TVCTurbo View & Convert Batch Presets File
.PCTLKaspersky Parental Control Settings File
.ONETOC2Microsoft OneNote Table of Contents File
.FLWFusion Flow File
.NCFGArcGIS Explorer Configuration File
.CHXAutoCAD Standards Check File
.DSDAutoCAD Drawing Set Description File
.ATCAutoCAD Tool Catalog File
.CMATEControllerMate File
.PGPAutoCAD Program Parameters File
.XTPAutoCAD Exported Tool Palettes File
.DCLAutoCAD Dialog Definition File
.XMSMusic Studio Project
.FMPAutoCAD Font Map File
.DOKDesktopOK Icons Layout File
.ACOAdobe Photoshop Color Swatch File
.ACTAdobe Color Table File
.PDPPalo Alto Software Plan Component File
.AHUAdobe Photoshop HSL File
.ALVAdobe Photoshop Levels File
.FVPFile Viewer Plus Batch Presets File
.FTPFlashFXP XML File
.WIFWeaving Interchange Format File
.DARDVD Architect Project
.AXTAdobe Photoshop Extract File
.BLWAdobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File
.POLICYJava Policy Implementation File
.DR5Dramatica Story Expert Project
.IRSAdobe Save For Web Settings
.GPSGOM Player Skin File
.NVPNVivo for Windows Project
.PRSource Insight Project
.CPDXAdobe Captivate Storyboard Project
.VLTVLC Media Player Skin File
.EMMMindMaple Map
.DCSTAdobe InDesign Document Presets File
.FLSTAdobe InDesign Flattener Presets File
.MOTIApple Motion Title Project Template
.MOTRApple Motion Transition Project Template
.OTPUOrigin Unicode Graph Template
.AIAAdobe Illustrator Action File
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.SCRIBEVideoScribe Project
.PSC1Windows PowerShell Console File
.QXWQ Light Controller+ Workspace File
.FTHFileMaker Theme File
.ASWACDSee Slideshow Wizard File
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.COPRESETCapture One Preset File
.ICURSORFXiCursor Effect File
.ARGAutoCAD Profile
.FFXAfter Effects Preset File
.LRTEMPLATEAdobe Lightroom Template
.VMCXVirtual Machine Shell Information File
.HTHyperTerminal Session File
.BRGProjectWise User Settings File
.KDSKD Player Skin File
.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
.EHIHTTP Injector Config File
.VIMRCVim Runtime Configuration File
.VIMVim Settings File
.DUCKCyberduck Bookmark
.SGTSPSS Chart Template
.TPFSPSS Text Wizard Document
.CSAPLANSPSS Analysis Plan File
.XUIXbox 360 User Interface File
.XURXbox 360 Binary User Interface File
.SPFXSqueeze Presets File
.CMPWindows Connection Manager Profile
.SMTSamsung Theme File
.PRMParameter File
.WVEWondershare Filmora Project File
.UCTUC Browser Theme File
.PIOPro Tools I/O Settings File
.RCFSonicWALL VPN Configuration File
.VMXFVMware Team Member File
.XVMVMware Console Configuration File
.MXSKINMaxthon Skin File
.CEXSolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File
.PREFPreferences File
.TSITraktor Settings File
.ATHAlienware AlienFX Theme File
.ZONOmniPage Zone Template File
.SEDIExpress Self Extraction Directive File
.SQDConfiguration Settings File
.ENSEndNote Style File
.ENZEndNote Connection File
.VPSVirtual CD Copy Template
.VQCVirtual CD Quick Copy File
.ADPPAdobe Device Profile Package
.GTKRCGTK+ Theme File
.DRPDaVinci Resolve Project
.MALMadAppLauncher Configuration File
.ISPIIS Internet Service Provider Settings
.CDTCorelDRAW Image Template
.BCSBatch Compiler Specification File
.CNFTelnet Configuration File
.VUEFoxPro 2.x View Settings
.VPHVirtualPhotographer Custom Settings
.SNXPISnoop Workspace File
.SZWinamp Classic Skin Download
.SKNAvant Browser Skin File
.PENPaint Shop Pro Pen Preset File
.ZONCollection Building Custom Zone File
.EXPSonicWALL Preference File
.BCPBatch Compiler Preset File
.FNCFrogans Player Network Certificate
.CGRQuest3D Channel Group File
.PRSBatch & Print Pro Printer Settings File
.IAFOutlook Internet Account File
.SKINInstallShield Skin File
.THEMEGTK Theme Index File
.GTPGNOME Theme Package File
.DINFODivX Temporary Video Info File
.DICPROOFMicrosoft Dictionary Proofing File
.MATERIALRigs of Rods Texture Reference File
.JKMJAWS Key Map File
.MSTCorel Presentations Master Template File
.DXPDexpot Profile File
.IITInstall Creator Project File
.GVIMRCGVim Runtime Configuration File
.XSTWebSphere Query Template
.ZPIPDF Converter Index File
.XPLLcdStudio Playlist File
.TYPEIT4METypeIt4Me Clippings File
.ABSTurboZIP Auto Compress Script
.GPSGenePix Settings File
.BOOTInstallShield Boot File
.XDRXML-Data Reduced File
.PHBPhtotoBase Album File
.IXdtSearch Index File
.T3DTicTacTi Advertisement Definition File
.FBTABBYY FineReader Document Options File
.FATZinf Theme File
.MPDCONFMusic Player Daemon File
.RNXRealPlayer Settings File
.SEESTYLECoda Style Sheet File
.ENVVue Environment File
.FLTVue Filters File
.WPSTranslator's Workbench Project File
.CSTCanvas Custom Set File
.CFGMAME Configuration File
.FTHFoobar2000 Theme File
.XLBOpenOffice.org Module Information File
.THEMEComodo Theme File
.QPXQuattro Pro QuickColumn Settings File
.SCACFGSuperCard Application Configuration File
.SCPCFGSuperCard Project Configuration File
.ELMOffice Theme File
.PERFMONCFGPerformance Monitor Configuration File
.RESMONCFGResource Monitor Configuration File
.PSYThe Psychedelic Screen Saver Settings File
.MCWMonitor Calibration Wizard File
.CTBODYFITTINGCrazyTalk Animator Actor Fitting File
.WZCONFIGWinZip Configuration File
.JOYCryENGINE Facial Editor Joystick File
.ASKAbleton Live Skin File
.KBD3ds Max Keyboard Shortcuts File
.ACWWindows Accessibility Wizard File
.VMPLVMware Policy File
.WLVSWindows Movie Maker Video Settings File
.PMLPyre Properties File
.TTSToolBook Translation System File
.LXSOPTLiquid XML Studio Project Options File
.ACBAutoCAD Color Book File
.TMTHEMETextMate Theme File
.QVTQlikView Theme File
.QVPPQlikView Extension Properties Page File
.PXGPixelmator Gradient File
.AIUAdvanced Installer Updates Configuration File
.ALLJava RMI Policy File
.AVEAvid User File
.DXLSDashXL Skin Set File
.CFGLightWave Configuration File
.STORYISTTHEMEStoryist Application Theme File
.AWCAVActiveWorlds Custom Avatar File
.PAPERSPainter Paper Texture File
.MXSPainter Color Mixer Pad File
.MSWPainter Color Mixer Swatches File
.PALPainter Custom Palettes File
.CYBERDUCKPROFILECyberduck Connection Profile
.CYBERDUCKLICENSECyberduck Donation Key
.SPJSPSS Production Job File
.STTSPSS Table Template
.TLOSPSS TableLooks File
.CSPLANSPSS Sampling Plan File
.IKFINTUS Keyboard File
.STARTUPINFOE-Prime 2.0 Startup Info File
.CFGCelestia Configuration File
.LYTXcalibur Layout File
.VBX6SETTINGSVirusBarrier X6 Settings File
.NPFXNorton Internet Security Firewall Settings File
.UPFMicroStation User Preferences File
.CPRAdobe Captivate Preferences File
.TPARKThemePark Project File
.NKPKontakt Presets File
.KSFKMPlayer Skin File
.CPFCab Provisioning Format File
.OBTOpenbox Theme File
.FTPQUOTAFtpquota File
.GCSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Color File
.GQSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Styles File
.MMDCMediaMonkey Device Configuration File
.SSL2Sunlight ScanLibrary 2 File
.SSLSunlight ScanLibrary File
.FRAMESxScope Frames File
.RASKINPLACERaskin Place Layout File
.WORKBibble Work Queue File
.SCHStrater Scheme File
.BINBlackBerry IT Policy File
.PRFQuarkXPress Preferences File
.ZPFForm•Z Preferences File
.DSXDAZ Studio XML File
.LRSMCOLAdobe Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File
.RWSTYLERapidWeaver Style File
.TERMINALTerminal Settings File
.DUNDial Up Network File
.OTZOpenLP Theme File
.HDTPhotoshop HDR Toning Preset File

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