Files with cpl file extension are most notably known to be control panel applets from Microsoft Windows operating system. Each control panel is represented by a single .cpl file.

There are 2 other file types using
the CPL file extension!

cpl icon.cpl - CoreDRAW color palette

empty icon.cpl - TrialDirector concordance file

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Software that open cpl file

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CPL file extension - Microsoft Windows Control Panel data

What is cpl file? How to open cpl files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

cpl file icon: cpl filetype icon

The cpl file extension is related to various Windows Control panels, such as Displays, Mouse, Sound, or Networking, used in Windows operating system.

The .cpl file contains Control Panel applets, which can be found in the Windows\System32 folder.

The default software associated to open cpl file:

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Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

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Help how to open:

The *.cpl files can be opened manually and launch the Windows Control Panel.

How to convert:

There is no way how to transform control panel files (.cpl) to any other format and there is no reason to do so anyway.

List of software applications associated to the .cpl 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 cpl file, edit cpl file, convert cpl file, view cpl file, play cpl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting cpl files.

Software that open cpl file - Microsoft Windows Control Panel data

Programs supporting the exension cpl on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows for open cpl file action.

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