File Extension Library

.CONFIG File Extension

  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What are .CONFIG files and how to open them?

Can't open .CONFIG 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 .CONFIG file.

What is a .CONFIG file extension?

.CONFIG file extension has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .CONFIG file is Text

.CONFIG is Configuration File

A CONFIG file is a configuration information file used by various applications. It contains plain text parameters that define settings or preferences for building or running a program. CONFIG files are often referenced by software development programs for configuring applications.

An example CONFIG file is Microsoft's Web.config file, which can be edited with Visual Web Developer, a program included with Microsoft Visual Studio. This file contains XML configuration information that controls how a website works, from individual pages to an entire ASP.NET application.

NOTE: Since CONFIG files are stored in plain text, you can view and edit them with a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad. However, you should not edit a CONFIG file without first knowing its contents, since it may corrupt the file and cause its associated application to malfunction.

List of all softwares that can open the Configuration File
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2019
Apple TextEdit
MacroMates TextMate

How to fix problems with .CONFIG files

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