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

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