Open CFG files

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Have you encountered a problem with a CFG file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a CFG file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your CFG file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is CFG file?

The file extension CFG is used for configuration files, ie configuration files. CFG files are used by a large number of user programs, but also many games.

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For example, while user programs store network settings or paths in them, CFG files often contain graphics and sound settings in games. Many CFG files are simple text files that can also be opened and edited with a text editor. Most CFG files contain a list of variables to which a value is assigned. Changing such a value can affect the associated program or game.

In addition to the CFG files in plain text format, there are also those in binary format or in compressed form. These can only be read and changed by the corresponding program. In general, CFG files can not be opened by the user in a program, but have to be in the default directory of the corresponding program or game and are loaded automatically.

It is usually not possible to use the contents of a CFG file to close the associated program. In addition, CFG files are not compatible with each other since each program expects different entries (e.g., variables).

Some programs have a routine for creating a standard CFG file, should none exist. Deletes or shifts (recommended) so the CFG file (the program should not be running), the next time the program is started (as such a function is available), a new CFG is created and all the settings regulated over it to the original value. You may also get an error message.

On Linux systems, configuration files have the file extension conf in the normal case instead of cfg.

Programs which can open a CFG file

How to open file with CFG extension?

In order to open a file with CFG extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening CFG file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with CFG files, follow the instructions below.
Install MacVim or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening CFG files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support CFG files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of CFG files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set MacVim as the default program for opening CFG files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate CFG files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the MacVim applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where MacVim has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with CFG files

Sometimes problems with opening CFG files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • CFG files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open CFG files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • CFG file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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