How to open a file with .config extension?

File Type : Configuration file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .config file

Searching for the right program to open .config files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .config file extension?

The files with .config extensions are the configuration information file used by various applications. The CONFIG files are developer files, storing information about the associated application. These files contain plain text parameters defining the configuration information about the program that they correspond to, including the settings and preferences of the specific application. Important: CONFIG files are stored in plain text and so they can be viewed and edited with a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad. However, CONFIG file should not be edited without knowing its contents, as it may corrupt the file and cause erroes in its associated application and the appliaction might crash or might not work properly.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open configfiles:

  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Microsoft WordPad
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • Apple TextEdit
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CC
  • MacroMates TextMate