How to open CFG files

Did your computer fail to open a CFG file? We explain what CFG files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a CFG file?

The .cfg file extension is assigned to a computer's configuration files. Configuration files are used by a wide range of programs and applications. The information within some CFG files contains a program's initial configuration and settings.

Some files with the .cfg file extension are also created when you change the settings of a particular program or computer application. For example, if you change the interface settings of a particular application the application will create a new CFG file to accommodate those settings.

Files that have the .cfg file extension are usually written in ASCII code, although the files may be stored in a different format depending on the application that it was created with.

CFG file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of CFG files. Remember, different programs may use CFG files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Final Media PlayerFinal Media PlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
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