CPL File Extension

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Windows Control Panel Item
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What is CPL file?

In Windows operating system each of the tools mentioned in the control panel is related with a different CPL file. CPL files are Control Panel Item files and all the items shown and accessed by user have their own CPL file. When Control Panel is started, these files are loaded and hence the tools of control panel are shown.

Beside system tools, third party tools can also be added to control panel by adding their respective CPL files in the system folder of Windows. Along with the tools, different system settings related with the hardware devices of the computer have their own CPL files.

Programs that support CPL file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the CPL 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 CPL file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the CPL 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 CPL 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 CPL 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 CPL file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

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