What is a .PERFMONCFG File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .perfmoncfg extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. In this article we will explain what .perfmoncfg file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PERFMONCFG file?

The file extension .PERFMONCFG is from Performance Monitor Configuration File.This file extension was developed by Microsoft. The format of this file is binary, and it is a settings related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .perfmoncfg file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PERFMONCFG file?

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

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Microsoft Performance Monitor software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PERFMONCFG 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: 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Performance Monitor software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PERFMONCFG file?

If you are still unable to open the .PERFMONCFG file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PERFMONCFG file.perspective – Apple, .perspectivev3 – Apple, .pes – Brother International Corporation, .pes – Code’n’Web, .pet – Barry Kauler. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PERFMONCFG file with the Microsoft Performance Monitor program on Windows.