What is a .CONF File And How To Open It (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .conf extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .conf file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CONF file?

The .CONF file extension stands for Unix Configuration File. The format of this file is text, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .conf file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .CONF file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .CONF file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .CONF file on Mac

The .conf file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the MacroMates TextMate software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CONF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MacroMates TextMate software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CONF file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .conf file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the GNU Emacs software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CONF file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the GNU Emacs software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CONF file?

If you cannot open the .CONF file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CONF file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .config – Configuration File, .configprofile – Apple, .conform – Maggot Software, .consis – Sciral, .contact – Microsoft. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CONF file with the MacroMates TextMate program on Mac and GNU Emacs software on Linux.