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What are CONF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CONF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CONF file?

CONF files have multiple uses, and Configuration is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Configuration File

Files that contain the .conf file extension are configuration files that are used to store the configuration and settings for a variety of different computer processes and applications. These files are usually written in plain text and used for user applications, operating system settings and server processes.

CONF files are commonly used in Unix and Linux operating systems. Most CONF files are saved in text file format. In some cases, if a user wants to modify the settings of an application that is being used on a computer that is running on Linux or Unix, they must modify the CONF file in order to do so.

How to open CONF files

We have identified three CONF openers that are compatible with this specific type of CONF file.

Programs that open Configuration files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
UltraEditUltraEditVerified
Notepad++Notepad++Verified

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .CONF

While Configuration File is a popular type of CONF-file, we know of 5 different uses of the .CONF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

DOSBox Configuration

We know that one CONF format is DOSBox Configuration. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different CONF openers which you will find listed below.

Fswebcam Configuration File

We know that one CONF format is Fswebcam Configuration File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Hydrogen Drum Machine Configuration File

We know that one CONF format is Hydrogen Drum Machine Configuration File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Psitree Router Configuration File

We know that one CONF format is Psitree Router Configuration File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
PSPadPSPadUser submitted
VMware WorkstationVMware WorkstationUser submitted
Seclore FileSecureSeclore FileSecureUser submitted
TeraPadTeraPadUser submitted
Adobe DreamweaverAdobe DreamweaverUser submitted
EditPad LiteEditPad LiteUser submitted
XAMPPXAMPPUser submitted
DOSBox DOS EmulatorDOSBox DOS EmulatorUser submitted
HermesHermesUser submitted

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