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

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