Open CFG File

Information, tips and instructions

Repairing CFG files

CFG files, like any other files, are subject to errors and corruptions caused either due to incorrect edits by users or by malware. However, in the case of CFG files, the damages can be translated to the incorrect behavior of the program that uses them.

How to know that the CFG file has errors?

Error symptoms in CFG file includes a malfunction of the program or computer, error messages, slow software loading, slow startup and shutdown of the computer, installation errors and hardware failures.

In the case of Windows Operating Systems applications which use CFG configuration files 'system error' messages may appear, which are usually very irritating and annoying. These error message shows that the configuration files are damaged and must be corrected to ensure proper functionality of the Windows operating system or an application.

There are several causes that can trigger a system error message, and that are rooted in CFG files. Some of the common causes are:

  • file corruption
  • corrupted registry keys
  • virus infection
  • accidental incorrect modifications by a user

It doesn't matter how many times you have restarted your computer, since the error message will still appear.

Repairing your configuration CFG file

Frequently the best way to repair CFG file may be reinstalling the application which uses it. Even though it may take some effort it is still the sure way to revert all changes to the config file.

Some applications may allow resetting all settings and recreating the CFG file.

If you run a backup application on your computer, you can try to restore CFG file from the backup.

It may be possible to correct CFG files by opening them with Notepad or any other text editing application.

If corrupted CFG file is part of the Windows operating system you can try to restore your operating system to the last restore point. To do it type “restore point” in the Windows search bar. You will see “Create restore point…” in the search results list. Click on it and you will see a “System properties” dialog opened in “System Protection” tab. Click on the “System Restore…” button. Proceed with instructions to restore your operating system from the desired restore point.