How to Сreate an Autoexec File? Way to CS:GO Mastery!
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How to Сreate an Autoexec File? Way to CS:GO Mastery!

An autoexec is a good solution to save your in-game settings for all future matches. The more comfortable you feel in CS:GO, the better you perform in the game. In this article you’ll find out how to create an autoexec.cfg and how to use it in CS:GO.

CS:GO config.cfg

The process of setting up an autoexec also helps to get basic knowledge of programming. Let’s begin from the start and answer some common questions about CS:GO autoexec:

What Is an Autoexec and a Config in CS:GO?

Autoexec.cfg - is a configuration file which can include different individual settings of CS:GO players.

When you launch the game, it uses default settings, saved to the file config.cfg. Actually you can change this file, but that makes returning to the default conditions and even adjusting your personal settings a bit complicated.

The alternative to the default file is a custom one, named autoexec.cfg. Create it, put all your settings there, and then, when you launch the game, it will use autoexec.cfg first.

It’s easy to clean it from unnecessary features, to delete your personal settings in one step, to save and use a few types of settings in different autoexec files.

The main thing to become a winner is not only a weapon it’s also your crosshair. Read our article CSGO crosshair settings guide and find out all you need to know about it.

How to Create an Autoexec file?

Before you start to create your own autoexec file you need to download a handy editor that can read a .cfg files. I think the best option is: Notepad++. That’s one of the most popular and safety app which used by millions of people around the world.

Follow next steps to create an autoexec:

1. Find your config folder. There are two ways to do it:

  • Open Steam and find there a CS:GO and right click on it. Choose Properties and then click on Browse Local Files.

  • Go to your steam folder Program Files(x86)\Steam\userdata[your Steam ID]\730\local\cfg\config.cfg.

If you don’t know your SteamID go to the Steam->Inventory->Trade Offers->Who can send me Trade Offers->Find the Trade URL-> after partner= – that’s the name of your folder.

csgo config.cfg

2. Choose a folder named csgo and after click on cfg. In this way you can find CS:GO config.cfg file.

3. Now you can create an autoexec.cfg. There are some different ways to do it:

First way:

  • Create a New Text Document and name it autoexec.txt.
  • Add to this file your favorite console commands. You can find out the most popular commands to autoexec in our Ultimate CS:GO Console Guide.
  • After you finished Click on File->Safe As and name your file autoexec.cfg but save it as All Files. That’s all, your autoexec file is successfully created.
console commands autoexec

Second way:

  • Open your config.cfg file
  • Save it as autoexec.cfg to the same folder

How Do I Run and Use an Autoexec.cfg in CS:GO?

After creating a file, you need to show it to the program and add a command to make the file run along with the game.

  1. Open Steam
  2. Right-click CS:GO in your Steam game Library
  3. Choose Properties
  4. Press the button Set the Launch Options
  5. Enter the command +exec autoexec.cfg
CS:GO launch options

It’s called a Launch Options, we’ve prepared an article CS:GO Launch Options - An Ultimate Guide where you can find out all information about it.

How to Open .cfg Files?

Press on cfg file by the right button of the mouse, choose Open With and choose Notepad.

You can use CS:GO Scripts to bind your common console commands on some buttons.

Setting up your autoexec CS:GO is not a one-time action – you need to feel the effects of every command in the game process to understand whether it’s good for you or not.

Then you might delete or add something, adjust some values, try new sets of commands. After getting enough experience in the game with the best configurations for you, you will be able to forget about autoexec and concentrate on the CS:GO Gameplay itself.

It’s worth mentioning again that there are no magical commands, which guarantee you play better. Only dedicated practice can help you reach the Mastery level in the game – or at least to get a better CS:GO rank.

Many players don’t use autoexec at all! Also, many don’t like such additional in-game entertainment as CS:GO Surfing. These gamers prefer the default condition of the game, or they make adjustments through the standard settings menu.

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