.CONF File Extension

File Type:
Unix Configuration File

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

What is a CONF file?

Conf file extension has Unix Configuration file type, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

Associated with Unix and Linux systems, the configuration file provides various settings, which are applied to system applications and processes. The file is quite similar to a .CFG file that is commonly used on Windows and Macintosh systems.

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

conf file icon
File Type:
Unix Configuration File
Settings Files

How to open CONF file?

Double click the conf 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 .conf 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 conf 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 conf 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 CONF files

  • MacOS MacOS
    • MacroMates TextMate MacroMates TextMate
  • Linux Linux
    • Referenced by the Unix operating system Referenced by the Unix operating system
    • GNU Emacs GNU Emacs
    • Pico Pico
    • Vi Vi

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 conf file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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