What is a .CONFIG File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .config extension, but you have never seen this extension before? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .config file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CONFIG file?

The .CONFIG file extension comes from Configuration File. The file has the text format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .config file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .CONFIG file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .CONFIG file on various operating systems.

How to open a .CONFIG file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .config file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Notepad and Microsoft WordPad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CONFIG file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Notepad software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CONFIG file on Mac

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

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

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CONFIG file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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 Apple TextEdit software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .CONFIG file?

If you are still unable to open the .CONFIG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .CONFIG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .configprofile – Apple, .conform – Maggot Software, .consis – Sciral, .contact – Microsoft, .contour – Mariner Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .CONFIG file with the Microsoft Notepad, Microsoft WordPad programs on Windows and Apple TextEdit, MacroMates TextMate programs on Mac.