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

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