Open CONFIG File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs

Files type: Microsoft?s NET Application Configuration Information, CRiSP Harvest file, Rockbox Configuration File, WatchDirectory Task Information, Pro/ENGINEER configuration, DataFlex configuration file and the Delphi project configuration


The CONFIG files are most commonly used in program configuration files. It is utilized for server processes, Operating System settings as well as user applications.

The .config file extension is used by various programs such as the Microsoft’s NET Application primarily for the purpose of creating configurable applications. This file can be utilized by a number of applications with the NET framework as its basis.

The configuration application is most useful when there is a need to save a number of settings in just a single element; thus eliminating naming conflicts as well as making the work simpler when working with a number of configurations.

The .config file extension, when used by the application, is also helpful when the application has a reference to numerous DLLs that are able to read the configuration information. With the file extension, a Section Group can be set up to create a group consisting of two or more section elements.


Detailed information 


Category: Text files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Microsoft Outlook 98 Standard Edition, Microsoft?s NET, CRiSP, Rockbox, WatchDirectory, Pro/ENGINEER, DataFlex, Delphi
Open with Linux: CRiSP, Rockbox, WatchDirectory, Pro/ENGINEER, DataFlex, Delphi
Other programs that make use of the .config extension include CRiSP as Harvest files, Rockbox as Configuration Files, WatchDirectory as Task Information files, Pro/ENGINEER and DataFlex as configuration files, and Delphi as a project configuration files.
Usually, the file will have a similar root name with the application it refers to. For example, the file may present itself as exe.[resource ID].config. To identify the program using the file extension, the date and time as well as the location of the file can direct the user to what program actually created it.