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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
.PRFOutlook Profile File
.CFGConfiguration File
.ICCICC Profile
.PSFPhotoshop Proof Settings File
.CSFAdobe Color Settings File
.HMEWindows Mobile Theme File
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.APPLICATIONClickOnce Deployment Manifest File
.APPREF-MSMicrosoft Application Reference File
.OSDXSearch Connector Description File
.C2RWindows Media Center Click-To-Record File
.UTZUIQ Theme Package
.GMWGlobal Mapper Workspace File
.IDPPAdobe InDesign Preflight Profile
.INSInternet Settings File
.THMXOffice 2007 Theme File
.WFCWindows Wireless Network Settings File
.STBAutoCAD Plot Style Table File
.CTBAutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style File
.PROPERTIESJava Properties File
.STYLESketchUp Style
.STEDreamweaver Site Settings File
.QRCQt Resource Collection File
.CONFUnix Configuration File
.ASEAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.RMSKINRainmeter Skin File
.RDPRemote Desktop Configuration File
.CNFMySQL Configuration File
.XTODVDConvertXtoDVD Project File
.FETCHMIRRORFetch Mirror Document
.RDFResource Description Framework File
.PLISTMac OS X Property List File
.ZAPZero Administration Package File
.DBBSkype User Information File
.OBIOutlook RSS Subscription File
.MSTWindows Installer Setup Transform File
.WCXRemoteApp and Desktop Connections Configuration File
.MYCOLORSStardock MyColors Theme File
.PS1XMLWindows PowerShell Display Configuration File
.VMCWindows Virtual Machine Configuration File
.VMXVMware Configuration File
.AUXLaTeX Auxiliary File
.VBOXOracle VM VirtualBox Settings File
.NGRRGuitar Rig Preset
.CLGWindows Catalog File
.MMPSymbian Project Specification File
.ICACitrix ICA File
.CVAHP Systems Software Manager Information File
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.THEMEPACKWindows 7 Theme Pack
.PRXWindows Media Profile File
.INFSetup Information File
.BLWAdobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File
.XTPAutoCAD Exported Tool Palettes File
.PGPAutoCAD Program Parameters File
.AXTAdobe Photoshop Extract File
.ACOAdobe Photoshop Color Swatch File
.DCLAutoCAD Dialog Definition File
.FMPAutoCAD Font Map File
.ALVAdobe Photoshop Levels File
.AHUAdobe Photoshop HSL File
.ACTAdobe Color Table File
.FDLaTeX Font Definition File
.IRSAdobe Save For Web Settings
.HTHyperTerminal Session File
.VMCXVirtual Machine Shell Information File
.FFXAfter Effects Preset File
.ARGAutoCAD Profile
.ICURSORFXiCursor Effect File
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.FTHFileMaker Theme File
.PSC1Windows PowerShell Console File
.LRTEMPLATEAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Template
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.AIAAdobe Illustrator Action File
.FLSTAdobe InDesign Flattener Presets File
.DCSTAdobe InDesign Document Presets File
.GPSGOM Player Skin File
.VLTVLC Media Player Skin File
.QSSQt Style Sheet
.RLLMicrosoft Resource Library
.FTEdgecam Feature Template
.NJINero Job Information File
.XCUOpenOffice.org Configuration File
.RFQRoboForm SearchCard File
.ITTIconTweaker Theme File
.NSXAppStudio Project
.WCZChameleon Clock Wallpaper File
.PKGSymbian Package File
.BKSNTBackup Settings File
.AITAdobe Illustrator Template
.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
.ACVPhotoshop Curves File
.ODCOffice Data Connection File
.OSSMicrosoft Outlook Saved Search File
.ACBAdobe Photoshop Color Book File
.BTSEARCHBitTorrent Search Engine File
.S2MLStarCraft 2 Map Localization File
.PCTLKaspersky Parental Control Settings File
.ONETOC2Microsoft OneNote Table of Contents File
.NCFGArcGIS Explorer Configuration File
.CHXAutoCAD Standards Check File
.DSDAutoCAD Drawing Set Description File
.SKINASP.NET Skin File
.VSSETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.UDCXUniversal Data Connection File
.MNUAutoCAD Interface Layout File
.MNSAutoCAD Interface Settings File
.CUIXAutoCAD Custom User Interface File
.SETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.RULESETVisual Studio Code Analysis Rule Set File
.RCTVisual Studio Resource Template
.PROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.VSPROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.ATCAutoCAD Tool Catalog File
.BRGProjectWise User Settings File
.COPRESETCapture One Preset File
.QATMicrosoft Office Quick Access Toolbar File
.ASPAdobe Color Separation Setup File
.IKMPIK Multimedia Preset FIle
.FCFirstClass Settings File
.VSTPRESETVST Preset File
.DVTCOLORTHEMEXcode Color Theme File
.PJSTestComplete Project Suite File
.MDSTestComplete Project File
.WCValve Hammer Configuration File
.PRO5TEMPLATEProPresenter 5 Template
.OFFICEUIMicrosoft Office UI Customization File
.EXPORTEDUIMicrosoft Office Exported UI Customization File
.EHIHTTP Injector Config File
.LCCCapture One Lens Cast Correction File
.PIOPro Tools I/O Settings File
.TSITraktor Settings File
.ZONOmniPage Zone Template File
.SQDConfiguration Settings File
.IPCCiPhone Carrier Bundle
.ICSTInCopy Document Preset File
.ASEFAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.SETTINGCONTENT-MSWindows Settings File
.A7PAuthorware 7 Project
.PDADJPhotoDirector Preset File
.XMSMusic Studio Project
.VCOMPSV-Comp Setup File
.DOKDesktopOK Icons Layout File
.PDPPalo Alto Software Plan Component File
.DTSCONFIGSSIS Package Configuration File
.FVPFile Viewer Plus Batch Presets File
.TVCTurbo View & Convert Batch Presets File
.SYNW-PROJSynWrite Project
.WIFWeaving Interchange Format File
.DARDVD Architect Project
.CMATEControllerMate File
.FLWFusion Flow File
.CWYChordWizard Style
.CPSCaptivate Styles File
.CPTMCaptivate Theme File
.DEFTJuice Grinder Defaults File
.NPSNatron Node Presets File
.RDWReal-DRAW Project File
.AIPAdvanced Installer Project
.RPROJR Project
.STDPROMT Translator Document
.COMPFusion Composition File
.IPYNBJupyter Notebook
.COSTYLECapture One Style File
.KDSKD Player Skin File
.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
.UCTUC Browser Theme File
.RCFSonicWALL VPN Configuration File
.VMXFVMware Team Member File
.TPFSPSS Text Wizard Document
.SGTSPSS Chart Template
.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
.VIMRCVim Runtime Configuration File
.VIMVim Settings File
.DUCKCyberduck Bookmark
.XVMVMware Console Configuration File
.MXSKINMaxthon Skin File
.L4DCinema 4D Layout File
.LOOKSpeedGrade Look File
.MASKSpeedGrade Color Mask File
.ARSAfter Effects Render Settings File
.AOMAfter Effects Output Module
.PSPPhotoshop Preferences File
.BS7Windows 7 Boot Updater Skin
.BITPIMBitPim Configuration File
.CSKINCD Art Display Skin File
.MGKImageMagick Configuration File
.GTKRCGTK+ Theme File
.LH3DLive Home 3D Project
.CEXSolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File
.PREFPreferences File
.ATHAlienware AlienFX Theme File
.SEDIExpress Self Extraction Directive File
.ENSEndNote Style File
.ENZEndNote Connection File
.BINBlackBerry IT Policy File
.VPSVirtual CD Copy Template
.VQCVirtual CD Quick Copy File
.ADPPAdobe Device Profile Package
.COSCapture One Settings File
.SPFSlingplayer Favorites File
.A2MTS-AudioToMIDI Settings File
.IHWIN-HEH Timeline Workspace
.SFOCuteFTP Search File
.NDQuickBooks Network Data File
.FWTFacetWin Configuration File
.PTFPSP Theme File
.RPKRadLight Media Player Skin
.VMXCubase Mixer Settings File
.TSZTrillian Skin File
.PIEGlovePIE Controller Script
.AVSAVS Preset File
.AMSAdobe Monitor Setup File
.BLTAIM Buddy List
.FCCForms Credential Collector File
.CUIAutodesk Custom Workspace File
.SKZSuperKaramba Theme
.TSKPocket PC Skin
.ICMImage Color Matching Profile
.SRSOutlook Send/Receive Settings File
.CHLWinFast PVR2 Channel List
.JWSJava Workspace Settings File
.THEMicrosoft Plus! Theme File
.DBGFoxPro Debugger Configuration
.TWCTTWin Configuration File
.NDCPersonal Communications Settings File
.INISymbian OS Configuration File
.PROPDESCProperty Description
.FMTFoxPro Format File
.CLRCryptLoad Router Information File
.SIFWindows Setup Information File
.BCPBlackMagic Custom Palette
.PROFIMAILProfiMail Settings File
.RPS3ds Max Render Preset Settings
.SOLFlash Local Shared Object File
.INIGravis UltraSound Bank Setup File
.RDOXerox Rawster Document Object File
.GWSGeoMedia GeoWorkspace File
.DS_STOREMac OS X Folder Settings File
.BCMXBusiness Contact Manager Customization
.BLOBValve Steam Archive
.PRFDirector Preferences File
.AHLeMule Metadata File
.BGIBgInfo Configuration File
.GROWLTICKETGrowl Notification File
.LOPMasterCook Layout File
.MLKMasterCook Look File
.TSMTwinCAT System Manager Configuration File
.NWVDragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive
.MSNHost Blocking File
.RTSRoyal TS Remote Connection File
.SSSWindowBlinds Substyle File
.UISWindowBlinds User Interface Specification
.SLSoftware License File
.ATZAston Compiled Theme
.XPADDERCONTROLLERXpadder Controller Profile
.VMTMVMware Team Data File
.QFNokia Maps Version File
.OVPNOpenVPN Configuration File
.CFGCitrix Server Connection File
.VNCVNC Configuration File
.ICDInstallable Client Driver File
.NVCNikon Vignette Correction File
.EUMEnterprise User Monitor Configuration File
.DIRECTORYKDE Folder View Properties File
.DOLPHINVIEWDolphin Folder View Settings File
.SLTMozilla User Profile Folder
.MSMWindows Installer Merge Module
.XTREMEWinstep Xtreme Theme Pack
.PVSParallels Desktop Configuration File
.XLBExcel Toolbars File
.SKIMotorola Phone Skin File
.MSKNMediaMonkey Skin File
.WMZCompressed Windows Media Player Skin
.VCPREFNorton Antivirus Preferences File
.WMSWindows Media Skin
.SETSettings File
.USERPROFILENorton AntiVirus User Profile File
.ATNPhotoshop Actions File
.ASLPhotoshop Style
.HIDSony Ericsson Remote Settings File
.PMCPerformance Monitor Counter File
.SW2Softwrap License File
.TRXPASSOLO Translation List File
.CDTCorelDRAW Image Template
.DOWNLOADHOSTMSN Download Settings File
.DDFDiamond Directive File
.FXPFX Preset File
.GRDPhotoshop Gradient File
.AHSAdobe Halftone Screen File
.SKNSymbian OS Skin File
.IIPInstall Creator Pro Project File
.OPSOffice Profile Settings File
.DRMCubase Drum Map File
.CAMPWCS Color Appearance Model Profile File
.EQFWinamp Equalizer Preset File
.BAUApache OpenOffice AutoText File
.ISSInno Setup Script
.PIPOffice Personalized Settings File
.OEMOEM Setup File
.OPTOptions File
.EQLMathType Settings
.ALXBlackBerry Application Loader XML File
.SBVYouTube Captions File
.QTPQuickTime Preferences File
.MOFManaged Object Format File
.KYSAdobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts File
.EFTXOffice 2007 Theme Effect File
.MAILHOSTMSN Mailhost Settings File
.ASTAdobe Color Separations Table
.M2SMaxthon 2 Browser Skin File
.GIDWindows Help Global Index File
.REGRegistration Information File
.TDFTitle Definition Format File
.EQPMathType Preferences
.EXE4JExe4j Configuration File
.ISSInstallShield Silent Response File
.MCLWindows Media Center Link File
.DSWVisual C++ 6 Workspace File
.MTFMotorola Theme File
.GCSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Color File
.FAVORITEMETADATATransmit Favorites Data File
.FTPQUOTAFtpquota File
.CMMTHEMECleanMyMac Theme File
.SEESTYLECoda Style Sheet File
.QPXQuattro Pro QuickColumn Settings File
.PRFClarisWorks Preference File
.CPFCab Provisioning Format File
.OBTOpenbox Theme File
.SSSCoda Style Sheet File
.MALMadAppLauncher Configuration File
.ZVTPhotoshop Zoomify Preset File
.GQSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Styles File
.USFEVGA Precision X Skin File
.ATFPhotoshop Transfer Function File
.HDTPhotoshop HDR Toning Preset File
.MSFMiranda IM Skin File
.CWFCorelDRAW Workspace File
.DUNDial Up Network File
.FXBFX Bank File
.TERMINALTerminal Settings File
.RWSTYLERapidWeaver Style File
.LRSMCOLPhotoshop Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File
.DSXDAZ Studio XML File
.DPVSiemens NX Drafting Standard File
.PENPaint Shop Pro Pen Preset File
.P3EPhotoshop Repousse Settings File
.ZONCollection Building Custom Zone File
.EPRPhotoshop AME Preset File
.ANTISPAM5Personal AntiSpam Settings File
.MMDCMediaMonkey Device Configuration File
.SSL2Sunlight ScanLibrary 2 File
.SSLSunlight ScanLibrary File
.RASKINPLACERaskin Place Layout File
.WORKBibble Work Queue File
.ZPFForm•Z Preferences File
.SCHStrater Scheme File
.PRFQuarkXPress Preferences File
.AGTEMPLATEAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Template
.A7DAuthorware 7 Model
.PDLCPPhotoDirector Lens Profile File
.SUBLIME-MENUSublime Text Menu File
.SUBLIME-OPTIONSSublime Text Options File
.SUBLIME-SETTINGSSublime Text Settings File
.SUBLIME-THEMESublime Text Theme File
.EYETVSCHEDEyeTV Schedule File
.EYETVPEyeTV Recording Metadata File
.A7LAuthorware 7 Library
.NTCCamera Control Pro Custom Curves File
.UGRApophysis Ultra Fractal Gradient File
.ACS2AIMP Skin File
.ACS3AIMP Skin File
.TCLSTestComplete Configuration File
.TCCFGEXTENDERTestComplete Project Suite Settings File
.CXPFMAT Assay File
.LIGHTINGLIBRARYPainter Lighting Presets Library
.BRUSHVARIANTPainter Brush Variant File
.CBOARDFinal Cut Pro Color Board Preset
.H2PZebra2 Preset
.DFTeJuice Me Up Default Settings File
.CENONCenon Project
.RPVRealPlayer Visualization File
.CROPCrick Software Options File
.CLKPClicker Object Palette File
.HPRInternal RoboHelp File
.KEYKeyboard Definition File
.SIFSynfig Studio Project
.STSKINSteam Skin File
.ISPIIS Internet Service Provider Settings
.MULIBMuse Library File
.FSTFL Studio State File
.PHAOL Phone Home Settings File
.NLNatron Layout File
.AIPActual Installer Project
.CNFTelnet Configuration File
.KUIPKingsoft Office Personalization File
.DSCKingsoft Design Science Equation File
.VSWVisio Workspace File
.OTZOpenLP Theme File
.BCSBatch Compiler Specification File
.IKFINTUS Keyboard File
.SKNAvant Browser Skin File
.ABSTurboZIP Auto Compress Script
.NPFXNorton Internet Security Firewall Settings File
.KSFKMPlayer Skin File
.FRAMESxScope Frames File
.FBTABBYY FineReader Document Options File
.LFOAlchemy Low Frequency Oscillator Presets File
.GVIMRCGVim Runtime Configuration File
.SNXPISnoop Workspace File
.BCPBatch Compiler Preset File
.JKMJAWS Key Map File
.CTBODYFITTINGCrazyTalk Animator Actor Fitting File
.JOYCryENGINE Facial Editor Joystick File
.ASKAbleton Live Skin File
.VMPLVMware Policy File
.DXPDexpot Profile File
.AIUAdvanced Installer Updates Configuration File
.EXAMPLEExample Configuration File
.VEGASWINDOWLAYOUTMAGIX Vegas Window Layout File
.STFXSampleTank Effects Settings File
.SCONFScript Settings File
.PTGPowerTeacher Gradebook Configuration File
.PXIPPixelmator Image Preset
.PXSPixelmator Shape File
.PXLSPixelmator Style File
.PTPPro Tools Preferences File
.PQPicturesque Preset
.XCCOLORTHEMEXcode Color Theme File
.STIPSampleTank User Preset Instrument
.VUEFoxPro 2.x View Settings
.RESValve Resource File
.SSISProReveal Settings File
.SBXAdobe Illustrator Tsume File
.FANFinale Font Annotation File
.SZWinamp Classic Skin Download
.SECURITYSETTINGSAlpha Five Security Settings File
.COLOURSCHEMESpeedy Browser Colour Scheme File
.VPHVirtualPhotographer Custom Settings
.XCSCHEMEXcode Scheme File
.WPSTranslator's Workbench Project File
.AEAAe Timer Alarm Document
.AWSAutoCAD Work Space File
.CUSAutoCAD Custom Dictionary File
.RPBRadmin Phonebook File
.FDCAutoCAD Field Catalog File
.ACFAdobe Photoshop Custom Filter File
.FEVFLAMES Environment Variable File
.CHAPhotoshop Channel Mixture
.XGSXACT Global Settings File
.LBUCloaked Affiliate Link Builder Settings File
.SRFSteinberg Resource File
.BXXBS Contact Parameter File
.OPTSLinux Configuration Options File
.OCEOpen Catalog Extension Connection File
.JSFProject64 Joystick File
.S2QLStarCraft 2 Unit Localization File
.S2QHStarCraft 2 Localization Header File
.ACRODATAAcrobat Data File
.ADOAdobe Photoshop Duotone Options File
.AMPAdobe Photoshop Curves Map File
.LNSTAdobe InDesign Line Presets File
.PRSTAdobe InDesign Printer Presets File
.SEQUAdobe Acrobat Sequence File
.FMODAdobe Illustrator Flattening Module
.WORKSPACEAdobe Bridge Workspace File
.CLRVue Color Maps File
.ENVVue Environment File
.FLTVue Filters File
.INMSAdobe InDesign Menu Set File
.ACBLAdobe Color Book Legacy File
.ASVAdobe Photoshop Selective Color File
.AVSAdobe Photoshop Variations File
.IIPThinAnywhere Configuration File
.EAPAdobe Photoshop Exposure File
.IROSAdobe Save For Web Settings File
.MNUAdobe Photoshop Menu Customization File
.SHHAdobe Photoshop Shadow/Highlight Settings file

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