.CPL File Extension

Control Panel Item

Control panel items are linked to a CPL file. Files with cpl extension are Windows control panel applets. Open over 400 formats with File Viewer Plus. Each panel is represented by a single .cpl file. ...

General Information

Title CPL File Extension
Extension .cpl
Full Form Control Panel Item
File Type System Configuration File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type application/cpl

File Function

Primary Function Control Panel extension
Additional Functions System configuration, Settings management
Features Executable, Configurable

File Characteristics

Quality System-specific
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable No
Executable Yes

Use Cases

System Configuration Yes
Settings Management Yes
Administrative Tasks Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malware disguise
Best Practices Regular updates, System scanning

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Windows NT
Latest Version Varies with OS

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .exe, .dll, .sys

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Windows Licensed Windows