CFG File Extension

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Configuration Format
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What is CFG file?

CFG file contains configuration setting for an application or program. CFG is a generic configuration file that stores information required by given software to function properly. CFG files can store data in binary or text format, and can also use encryption. Usually CFG files hold custom settings, and can refer to applications as a whole or only focus on subset of configuration parameters.

CFG files are typically saved in text format and as such can be edited using any text editor. CFG files should be modified with caution as they might cause the application to not run properly if they contain errors. Some programs require presence of related CFG file, while with others such file is optional. If no CFG files is found, the program will use its default settings. CFG file can contain the following information:

  • List of parameters and their values,
  • References to other files,
  • Embedded parameters and values.

In the case of CFG files for workspaces or computer games, such files are commonly shared among users over the internet. CFG files can be generated automatically by changing settings within the application, using dedicated CFG generating tools, or manually by the user.

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the CFG file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the CFG file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the CFG file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the CFG file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the CFG file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the CFG file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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