.CFG File Extension

The MAME Team
File Type:
MAME Configuration File

Having trouble opening .cfg extension? Don't panic! This page explains what cfg files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open cfg files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a CFG file?

Cfg file extension has MAME Configuration file type, developed by The MAME Team, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

Typically used by MAME video game emulators, the file provides hotkeys as well as mappings for the game. It may be also applied to adjust keyboard controls, depending on user preferences. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

cfg file icon
The MAME Team
File Type:
MAME Configuration File
Settings Files

How to open CFG file?

Double click the cfg file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .cfg extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the cfg extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the cfg file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open CFG files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the cfg file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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