PREFS File Type

- The quick facts

What are PREFS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PREFS 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 PREFS file?

PREFS files have multiple uses, and Preferences is one of them.

Preferences File

The .prefs file extension is frequently used on files that contain program settings and preferences. For example, when users change the standard settings of a program, the custom values are often stored in one of these preferences files.

Many PREFS files are saved in a plain text format and can be viewed with any text editor, although some are stored in proprietary binary formats.

How to open PREFS files

We have identified 3 PREFS openers that are compatible with this specific type of PREFS file.

Programs that open Preferences files

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

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the PREFS extension

Through our research of PREFS files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • AmiAtlas Preferences
  • Amiga Preferences
  • Eclipse Preferences
  • FileGateway Server Preferences
  • MagiC64 Preferences/settings
  • MovieShop Preferences
  • Sigfried Antivirus Professional Preferences
  • World Construction Set Preferences

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PREFS files. Remember, different programs may use PREFS 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

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