File Extension Library

.CNF File Extension

  • Developer by: MySQL
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: Text

What are .CNF files and how to open them?

Can't open .CNF file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CNF file.

What is a .CNF file extension?

.CNF file extension is created by MySQL. .CNF has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .CNF file is Text.

.CNF is MySQL Configuration File

Configuration file used by MySQL, an open source relational database program; contains settings such as the default character encoding, timeouts, and cache and buffer settings; often modified to fine-tune performance depending on the use of the database.

The MySQL configuration file has the name my.cnf. It is most often located in the /etc/ directory. The file is saved in a plain text format.

Common CNF Filenames

my.cnf - The primary MySQL configuration file located in the /etc/ directory by default.

List of all softwares that can open the MySQL Configuration File
File Type 2 Telnet Configuration File
Category: Settings Files

Stores information used to make a telnet connection, such as the server name, username, and password; serves as a shortcut for common telnet sessions.

How to fix problems with .CNF files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CNF files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CNF file format
  2. You need to check the .CNF file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)