configuration file

configuration file
   A file, created by an application or an operating system, containing configuration information specific to your own computing environment. Application configuration files may have a filename extension of CFG or SET; Windows configuration files use the INI filename extension.
   If you accidentally erase an application's configuration file, the program will return to using its default settings. Although the program will continue to function, its configuration settings may not be suitable for your system.

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