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CPL - Windows Control Panel Item

What is a CPL file

CPL files are associated with the Windows Control Panel, exclusively found on Microsoft Windows computers and machines. Files with the CPL file extension are known as the control panel's items. These items include the mouse, sound, Networking or Displays. Furthermore, the items can be regarded as special libraries (DLL) within the Windows machine.

CPL files are very sensitive and heavily relied on by the Windows operating system. Thus, they should not be opened manually or even meddled with. They can be found in the Windows\System folder on a Windows computer. Whenever the Windows Control Panel is opened, the CPL files are loaded and executed automatically.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open CPL documents:

  • Microsoft Windows
Extension CPL
MIME type application/octet-stream
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