CONF File Extension

Have a problem opening a .CONF file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what CONF files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .CONF file type?

The CONF file extension is assigned to configuration files used for building or executing various software applications and server processes. They store user/file/application/OS settings or preferences. For example, software developers can employ .conf files to change directories or create new files without the need to recompile the whole application.

Files containing the .conf extension can be found on all popular platforms, but they are more common and perform a wider range of tasks for Unix and Linux operating systems rather than for Microsoft Windows or Apple OS X. Some software applications run their corresponding .conf files at startup while others check for updates at regular intervals.

Typically, .conf files are composed of many lines and saved in a simple text format. For some software products their developers provide handy utilities that allow users to edit or verify data structure of the configuration files. For other applications, you may need to use third-party text editors to be able to build and modify .conf files manually.

Software to open or convert CONF files

You can open CONF files with the following programs: 

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