.CPL - File Extension for Control Panel Files

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What is CPL? CPL, short name for Control Panel, is used as the file extension for Control Panel files. .CPL files are binary files that are used to represent tools in Control Panel on Windows systems. See the sample .CPL file included below.

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File Extension: .CPL

MIME Type: application/octet-stream

File Content: Control Panel

.CPL files are Control Panel files saved as binary files used to represent tools in Control Panel on Windows systems. Here are the first 64 bytes of a sample .CPL file, javacpl.cpl, dumped in HEX values:

4d 5a 90 00 03 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 ff ff 00 00 MZ..............
b8 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 f8 00 00 00 ................

.CPL Control Panel file sample: Click sample.cpl to download.

For more information on .CPL Control Panel files, see links below:

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