File Extension CPL

File type: Windows Control Panel

About the CPL file type:

Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.

The files that typically contain and use the CPL file extension are Windows Control Panel applets that can be located when the user clicks on the Start-Control panel. The Control Panel is an inherent component of the Microsoft Windows GUI. It enables a user to view and manage basic controls and settings. Every file with the CPL file extension marks a tool that is capable of wide range of configuration such as audio, display settings, hardware, security, networking, user account management, accessibility options, program management and time, date and regional settings.

Detailed information for file extension CPL

Category: System files
File format: Proprietary
Open with Windows: Windows Control Panel
Open with Linux: N/A
Access to files with the CPL file extension can be gained in different ways. An example is the Display properties which can be accessed when the user right clicks a blank area of the desktop and then selects Properties. A .cpl file extension, particularly the one attached in the form of an email, may have other concealed extensions especially if the computer had not been configured with the 'file extension viewing tweak'.