Files with config extension can be generally found as various configuration files from many programs.

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Software that open config file

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CONFIG file extension - Configuration data

What is config file? How to open config files?

File type specification:

Configuration file type icon Configuration file type

File extension config is commonly used for configuration and settings files.

Usually plain text file that can be edited in any text editor. It is also used in many .NET framework based applications.

The files are often written in ASCII (or other character encoding schemes) so they can be easily modified with a text editor. In many cases, each option is documented. Configuration data is the information in these files. It can include settings related to the system's hardware or software, user preferences, network settings, and more. This data tells the system how to behave, making it a crucial part of many applications and services.

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Updated: November 21, 2023

The default software associated to open config file:

Microsoft Visual Studio icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Visual Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) used to create applications for Microsoft Windows, Windows Mobile, .NET Framework, Silverlight as well as dynamic websites and web applications. Visual Studio is available for Windows and Mac.

Help how to open:

A lot of these files can simple be edited by any text or code editor.

How to convert:

It is unlikely that conversion of any kind can be achieved for *.config files.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .config file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open config file, edit config file, convert config file, view config file, play config file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with config file - Configuration data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Visual Studio. Microsoft Visual Studio uses config file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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