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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
.ICCICC Profile
.PSFPhotoshop Proof Settings File
.CSFAdobe Color Settings File
.MMPSymbian Project Specification File
.ACROBATSECURITYSETTINGSAdobe Acrobat Security Settings File
.APPLICATIONClickOnce Deployment Manifest File
.APPREF-MSMicrosoft Application Reference File
.GMWGlobal Mapper Workspace File
.XTODVDConvertXtoDVD Project File
.NGRRGuitar Rig Preset
.C2RWindows Media Center Click-To-Record File
.CNFMySQL Configuration File
.THEMEPACKWindows 7 Theme Pack
.CTBAutoCAD Color-Based Plot Style File
.STYLESketchUp Style
.STEDreamweaver Site Settings File
.PROPERTIESJava Properties File
.RMSKINRainmeter Skin File
.CONFUnix Configuration File
.IDPPAdobe InDesign Preflight Profile
.WFCWindows Wireless Network Settings File
.ASEAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.PS1XMLWindows PowerShell Display Configuration File
.RDPRemote Desktop Configuration File
.QRCQt Resource Collection File
.THMXOffice 2007 Theme File
.DCPAdobe DNG Camera Profile
.INSInternet Settings File
.CLGWindows Catalog File
.STBAutoCAD Plot Style Table File
.VMCWindows Virtual Machine Configuration File
.MSTWindows Installer Setup Transform File
.ICACitrix ICA File
.OSDXSearch Connector Description File
.AUXLaTeX Auxiliary File
.VMXVMware Configuration File
.INFSetup Information File
.VBOXOracle VM VirtualBox Settings File
.ZAPZero Administration Package File
.OBIOutlook RSS Subscription File
.PLISTMac OS X Property List File
.RDFResource Description Framework File
.DBBSkype User Information File
.WCXRemoteApp and Desktop Connections Configuration File
.CVAHP Systems Software Manager Information File
.FETCHMIRRORFetch Mirror Document
.UTZUIQ Theme Package
.MYCOLORSStardock MyColors Theme File
.PRXWindows Media Profile File
.HMEWindows Mobile Theme File
.AHUAdobe Photoshop HSL File
.ACTAdobe Color Table File
.IRSAdobe Save For Web Settings
.BLWAdobe Photoshop Black and White Presets File
.ALVAdobe Photoshop Levels File
.VLTVLC Media Player Skin File
.GPSGOM Player Skin File
.AXTAdobe Photoshop Extract File
.ACOAdobe Photoshop Color Swatch File
.DCSTAdobe InDesign Document Presets File
.AIAAdobe Illustrator Action File
.PXBPixelmator Brush File
.PRFPSETPremiere Pro Effect Preset File
.KDSKD Player Skin File
.BRGProjectWise User Settings File
.HTHyperTerminal Session File
.VMCXVirtual Machine Shell Information File
.LRTEMPLATEAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Template
.FFXAfter Effects Preset File
.ICURSORFXiCursor Effect File
.CONFGeneric Configuration File
.ARGAutoCAD Profile
.ASWACDSee Slideshow Wizard File
.FTHFileMaker Theme File
.PSC1Windows PowerShell Console File
.JDFAdobe Acrobat Job Definition File
.FLSTAdobe InDesign Flattener Presets File
.LVALogitech Video Effects Avatar File
.XCUOpenOffice.org Configuration File
.RFQRoboForm SearchCard File
.ITTIconTweaker Theme File
.WCZChameleon Clock Wallpaper File
.PKGSymbian Package File
.ACVPhotoshop Curves File
.ODCOffice Data Connection File
.UDCXUniversal Data Connection File
.MNUAutoCAD Interface Layout File
.NJINero Job Information File
.FTEdgecam Feature Template
.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
.MNSAutoCAD Interface Settings File
.SETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.RULESETVisual Studio Code Analysis Rule Set File
.ONETOC2Microsoft OneNote Table of Contents File
.NCFGArcGIS Explorer Configuration File
.CHXAutoCAD Standards Check File
.DSDAutoCAD Drawing Set Description File
.ATCAutoCAD Tool Catalog File
.PGPAutoCAD Program Parameters File
.XTPAutoCAD Exported Tool Palettes File
.CUIXAutoCAD Custom User Interface File
.DCLAutoCAD Dialog Definition File
.PCTLKaspersky Parental Control Settings File
.S2MLStarCraft 2 Map Localization File
.RCTVisual Studio Resource Template
.PROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.VSPROPSVisual Studio Project Property File
.VSSETTINGSVisual Studio Settings File
.SKINASP.NET Skin File
.OSSMicrosoft Outlook Saved Search File
.ACBAdobe Photoshop Color Book File
.FDLaTeX Font Definition File
.BTSEARCHBitTorrent Search Engine File
.FMPAutoCAD Font Map File
.TSITraktor Settings 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
.CWYChordWizard Style
.CPSCaptivate Styles File
.CPTMCaptivate Theme File
.VSTPRESETVST Preset File
.FCFirstClass Settings File
.IKMPIK Multimedia Preset FIle
.ZONOmniPage Zone Template File
.SQDConfiguration Settings File
.IPCCiPhone Carrier Bundle
.ICSTInCopy Document Preset File
.ASEFAdobe Swatch Exchange File
.SETTINGCONTENT-MSWindows Settings File
.EXPORTEDUIMicrosoft Office Exported UI Customization File
.OFFICEUIMicrosoft Office UI Customization File
.QATMicrosoft Office Quick Access Toolbar File
.ASPAdobe Color Separation Setup File
.DEFTJuice Grinder Defaults File
.NPSNatron Node Presets File
.FVPFile Viewer Plus Batch Presets File
.TVCTurbo View & Convert Batch Presets File
.SYNW-PROJSynWrite Project
.WIFWeaving Interchange Format File
.DARDVD Architect Project
.IPYNBJupyter Notebook
.LH3DLive Home 3D Project
.TVTEMPLATEmimoLive Template
.POLICYJava Policy Implementation File
.WMEWindows Media Encoder Session File
.DTSCONFIGSSIS Package Configuration File
.PDPPalo Alto Software Plan Component File
.DOKDesktopOK Icons Layout File
.NSXAppStudio Project
.RDWReal-DRAW Project File
.AIPAdvanced Installer Project
.RPROJR Project
.STDPROMT Translator Document
.COMPFusion Composition File
.FLWFusion Flow File
.CMATEControllerMate File
.XMSMusic Studio Project
.VCOMPSV-Comp Setup File
.DR5Dramatica Story Expert Project
.CPGESRI Code Page 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
.XVMVMware Console Configuration File
.MXSKINMaxthon Skin File
.CEXSolidWorks Enterprise PDM Vault Export File
.XURXbox 360 Binary User Interface File
.XUIXbox 360 User Interface File
.LOOKSpeedGrade Look 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
.SGTSPSS Chart Template
.TPFSPSS Text Wizard Document
.CSAPLANSPSS Analysis Plan File
.PREFPreferences File
.ATHAlienware AlienFX Theme File
.PSPPhotoshop Preferences File
.BS7Windows 7 Boot Updater Skin
.BITPIMBitPim Configuration File
.CSKINCD Art Display Skin File
.MGKImageMagick Configuration File
.COSCapture One Settings File
.COSTYLECapture One Style File
.COPRESETCapture One Preset File
.EHIHTTP Injector Config File
.LCCCapture One Lens Cast Correction File
.AOMAfter Effects Output Module
.ARSAfter Effects Render Settings File
.MASKSpeedGrade Color Mask 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
.GTKRCGTK+ Theme File
.DSFDramatica Pro Project
.L4DCinema 4D Layout File
.PIOPro Tools I/O Settings File
.LVFLogitech Video Effects File
.TWCTTWin Configuration File
.EUMEnterprise User Monitor Configuration File
.LOPMasterCook Layout File
.MLKMasterCook Look File
.VNCVNC Configuration File
.SIFWindows Setup Information File
.OVPNOpenVPN Configuration File
.QFNokia Maps Version File
.XPADDERCONTROLLERXpadder Controller Profile
.AHLeMule Metadata File
.DIRECTORYKDE Folder View Properties File
.RTSRoyal TS Remote Connection File
.GROWLTICKETGrowl Notification File
.BLOBValve Steam Archive
.SSSWindowBlinds Substyle File
.UISWindowBlinds User Interface Specification
.PRFDirector Preferences File
.SLTMozilla User Profile Folder
.DOLPHINVIEWDolphin Folder View Settings File
.ATZAston Compiled Theme
.NDCPersonal Communications Settings File
.SOLFlash Local Shared Object File
.AMSAdobe Monitor Setup File
.RPS3ds Max Render Preset Settings
.BCPBlackMagic Custom Palette
.VMXCubase Mixer Settings File
.SFOCuteFTP Search File
.BCMXBusiness Contact Manager Customization
.PROPDESCProperty Description
.INIGravis UltraSound Bank Setup File
.NDQuickBooks Network Data File
.DS_STOREMac OS X Folder Settings File
.SKZSuperKaramba Theme
.CUIAutodesk Custom Workspace File
.AVSAVS Preset File
.RDOXerox Rawster Document Object File
.PIEGlovePIE Controller Script
.FWTFacetWin Configuration File
.MSMWindows Installer Merge Module
.XTREMEWinstep Xtreme Theme Pack
.GWSGeoMedia GeoWorkspace File
.SRSOutlook Send/Receive 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
.DRMCubase Drum Map File
.DOWNLOADHOSTMSN Download Settings File
.PIPOffice Personalized Settings File
.SKIMotorola Phone Skin File
.MSKNMediaMonkey Skin File
.HIDSony Ericsson Remote Settings File
.PMCPerformance Monitor Counter File
.SW2Softwrap License File
.BGIBgInfo Configuration File
.M2SMaxthon 2 Browser Skin File
.MAILHOSTMSN Mailhost Settings File
.CLRCryptLoad Router Information File
.IHWIN-HEH Timeline Workspace
.FCCForms Credential Collector File
.TSMTwinCAT System Manager Configuration File
.NWVDragon NaturallySpeaking User Archive
.MSNHost Blocking File
.SLSoftware License File
.VMTMVMware Team Data File
.CFGCitrix Server Connection File
.NVCNikon Vignette Correction File
.ICDInstallable Client Driver File
.ICMImage Color Matching Profile
.PTFPSP Theme File
.RPKRadLight Media Player Skin
.TSZTrillian Skin File
.PVSParallels Desktop Configuration File
.JWSJava Workspace Settings File
.INISymbian OS Configuration File
.PROFIMAILProfiMail Settings File
.BLTAIM Buddy List
.AHSAdobe Halftone Screen File
.WMSWindows Media Skin
.DDFDiamond Directive File
.GRDPhotoshop Gradient File
.USERPROFILENorton AntiVirus User Profile File
.ISSInno Setup Script
.EQLMathType Settings
.EXE4JExe4j Configuration File
.MCLWindows Media Center Link File
.OEMOEM Setup File
.OPSOffice Profile Settings File
.FXPFX Preset File
.SBVYouTube Captions File
.EQPMathType Preferences
.ISSInstallShield Silent Response File
.CDTCorelDRAW Image Template
.WMZCompressed Windows Media Player Skin
.CAMPWCS Color Appearance Model Profile File
.SETSettings File
.TRXPASSOLO Translation List File
.ATNPhotoshop Actions File
.ASLPhotoshop Style
.VCPREFNorton Antivirus Preferences File
.SKNSymbian OS Skin File
.BAUApache OpenOffice AutoText File
.MTFMotorola Theme File
.DSWVisual C++ 6 Workspace File
.XLBExcel Toolbars File
.ALXBlackBerry Application Loader XML File
.KYSAdobe Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts File
.SPFSlingplayer Favorites File
.FMTFoxPro Format File
.GIDWindows Help Global Index File
.QSSQt Style Sheet
.TSKPocket PC Skin
.REGRegistration Information File
.MOFManaged Object Format File
.IIPInstall Creator Pro Project File
.DBGFoxPro Debugger Configuration
.P2MPhotoWorks Appearance File
.EFTXOffice 2007 Theme Effect File
.QTPQuickTime Preferences File
.FXBFX Bank File
.CENONCenon Project
.ANTISPAM5Personal AntiSpam Settings File
.SSLSunlight ScanLibrary File
.SSL2Sunlight ScanLibrary 2 File
.P3EPhotoshop Repousse Settings File
.PMSETTINGSPowerMate Settings File
.EPRPhotoshop AME Preset File
.GQSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Styles File
.ZVTPhotoshop Zoomify Preset File
.SEESTYLECoda Style Sheet File
.CNFTelnet Configuration File
.MULIBMuse Library File
.FAVORITEMETADATATransmit Favorites Data File
.SSSCoda Style Sheet File
.RASKINPLACERaskin Place Layout File
.ABSTurboZIP Auto Compress Script
.EXPSonicWALL Preference File
.CMMTHEMECleanMyMac Theme File
.DPVSiemens NX Drafting Standard File
.MMDCMediaMonkey Device Configuration File
.RPVRealPlayer Visualization File
.ATFPhotoshop Transfer Function File
.STSKINSteam Skin File
.RWSTYLERapidWeaver Style File
.LRSMCOLPhotoshop Lightroom Smart Collection Settings File
.DSXDAZ Studio XML File
.ZONCollection Building Custom Zone File
.PENPaint Shop Pro Pen Preset File
.PQPicturesque Preset
.VSWVisio Workspace File
.ZPFForm•Z Preferences File
.SIFSynfig Studio Project
.PRFQuarkXPress Preferences File
.TERMINALTerminal Settings File
.MSFMiranda IM Skin File
.WORKBibble Work Queue File
.CROPCrick Software Options File
.SCHStrater Scheme File
.CLKPClicker Object Palette File
.HPRInternal RoboHelp File
.CWFCorelDRAW Workspace File
.USFEVGA Precision X Skin File
.HDTPhotoshop HDR Toning Preset File
.KEYKeyboard Definition File
.OTZOpenLP Theme File
.DUNDial Up Network File
.ISPIIS Internet Service Provider Settings
.ACS3AIMP Skin File
.LIGHTINGLIBRARYPainter Lighting Presets Library
.SZWinamp Classic Skin Download
.BRUSHVARIANTPainter Brush Variant File
.COLOURSCHEMESpeedy Browser Colour Scheme File
.SECURITYSETTINGSAlpha Five Security Settings File
.A7LAuthorware 7 Library
.A7DAuthorware 7 Model
.PDLCPPhotoDirector Lens Profile File
.SUBLIME-MENUSublime Text Menu File
.FANFinale Font Annotation File
.SUBLIME-OPTIONSSublime Text Options File
.SUBLIME-SETTINGSSublime Text Settings File
.SBXAdobe Illustrator Tsume File
.SUBLIME-THEMESublime Text Theme File
.EYETVSCHEDEyeTV Schedule File
.CXPFMAT Assay File
.TCCFGEXTENDERTestComplete Project Suite Settings File
.STIPSampleTank User Preset Instrument
.ACS2AIMP Skin File
.UGRApophysis Ultra Fractal Gradient File
.AGTEMPLATEAdobe Photoshop Lightroom Template
.XCSCHEMEXcode Scheme File
.XCCOLORTHEMEXcode Color Theme File
.VUEFoxPro 2.x View Settings
.VPHVirtualPhotographer Custom Settings
.TCLSTestComplete Configuration File
.PTPPro Tools Preferences File
.PXLSPixelmator Style File
.PXSPixelmator Shape File
.PXIPPixelmator Image Preset
.PTGPowerTeacher Gradebook Configuration File
.SCONFScript Settings File
.STFXSampleTank Effects Settings File
.SSISProReveal Settings File
.EYETVPEyeTV Recording Metadata File
.AIPActual Installer Project
.GVIMRCGVim Runtime Configuration File
.SNXPISnoop Workspace File
.AIUAdvanced Installer Updates Configuration File
.DXPDexpot Profile File
.VMPLVMware Policy File
.ASKAbleton Live Skin File
.JOYCryENGINE Facial Editor Joystick File
.KUIPKingsoft Office Personalization File
.CTBODYFITTINGCrazyTalk Animator Actor Fitting File
.JKMJAWS Key Map File
.DSCKingsoft Design Science Equation File
.BCPBatch Compiler Preset File
.BCSBatch Compiler Specification File
.MALMadAppLauncher Configuration File
.PRFClarisWorks Preference File
.PHAOL Phone Home Settings File
.IKFINTUS Keyboard File
.NTCCamera Control Pro Custom Curves File
.RESValve Resource File
.CBOARDFinal Cut Pro Color Board Preset
.VEGASWINDOWLAYOUTMAGIX Vegas Window Layout File
.EXAMPLEExample Configuration File
.H2PZebra2 Preset
.LFOAlchemy Low Frequency Oscillator Presets File
.DFTeJuice Me Up Default Settings File
.FBTABBYY FineReader Document Options File
.FRAMESxScope Frames File
.FSTFL Studio State File
.KSFKMPlayer Skin File
.NLNatron Layout File
.NPFXNorton Internet Security Firewall Settings File
.SKNAvant Browser Skin File
.QPXQuattro Pro QuickColumn Settings File
.GCSXMicrosoft Office SmartArt Color File
.S2QLStarCraft 2 Unit Localization File
.LBUCloaked Affiliate Link Builder Settings File
.ACFAdobe Photoshop Custom Filter File
.XGSXACT Global Settings File
.AEAAe Timer Alarm Document
.ADOAdobe Photoshop Duotone Options File
.RPBRadmin Phonebook File
.AMPAdobe Photoshop Curves Map File
.ASVAdobe Photoshop Selective Color File
.FDCAutoCAD Field Catalog File
.ACRODATAAcrobat Data File
.S2QHStarCraft 2 Localization Header File
.ASWCSAvast! Compressed Skin File
.ASWSAvast! Skin File
.MPWMicrosoft Project Workspace File
.BXXBS Contact Parameter File
.OCEOpen Catalog Extension Connection File
.JSFProject64 Joystick File
.AWSAutoCAD Work Space File
.AVSAdobe Photoshop Variations File
.FEVFLAMES Environment Variable File
.EAPAdobe Photoshop Exposure 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
.WPSTranslator's Workbench Project File
.LNSTAdobe InDesign Line Presets File
.INMSAdobe InDesign Menu Set File
.IROSAdobe Save For Web Settings File

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