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File type: Configuration


What is

The CFG file extension is the format used to store configuration files. The files with the .cfg are created to change program settings and should not be modified in any way.

These files are used by various computer applications, Operating Systems and processes for definition of initial settings. Any computer program can use files in the .cfg but the location can give the user information as to what program uses it.

Usually, files with the .cfg file extension are line based, which means that it only contains one line for every setting. It does not have any strong conventions or set standards. They can also be generally written in ASCII and may be viewed using any basic text editor.


Detailed information 

Category: Settings Files
File format: Open Source
Open with Windows: Citrix Access Client, Pro/Engineer, Proxomitron
Open with Linux: Citrix Access Client
These files contain configuration and settings information for a variety of programs and the user must not attempt to open it manually. The files may be moved or may also be deleted if the user wants to go back to using default settings for the program.
A program can automatically generate a file with the CFG format. To check if the program can generate a default CFG file, the configuration file can be moved out of the default directory, provided that the program is not running.
The default directory can be checked if a new file with the CFG file extension has been created in it.