What is a .CONTROLS File And How To Open It – OpenBVE (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .controls extension. Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .controls file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .CONTROLS file?

The file extension .CONTROLS comes from OpenBVE Keyboard Shortcuts File. This file extension was developed by OpenBVE. The format of this settings related file is text.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .controls file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .CONTROLS file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .CONTROLS file on various operating systems.

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

To open the .controls file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the OpenBVE software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use OpenBVE software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .CONTROLS 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the OpenBVE software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .CONTROLS file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the OpenBVE software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is OpenBVE.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .CONTROLS file

2. The second step is locating 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 OpenBVE software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .CONTROLS file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .controls file on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the OpenBVE software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: OpenBVE.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .CONTROLS 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: 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 OpenBVE software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .CONTROLS file?

If you cannot open the .CONTROLS file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .CONTROLS file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .coot – Coot Ransomware Encrypted File, .copf – Vovsoft, .copreset – Phase One, .copy – Sony Ericsson Protected Content File, .cor – Corel. 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 .CONTROLS file with the OpenBVE program on Windows, OpenBVE program on Mac and OpenBVE software on Linux.