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A No BS Guide to Setting Up an autoexec.cfg

by Nikhil Hathiramani

First things first: What is an autoexec.cfg file?

An autoexec.cfg file is used in CS:GO to ensure some commands/settings are always set. The autoexec.cfg file is automatically executed on startup like the config.cfg file, and can contain pretty much any client-side command in Counter Strike: Global Offensive.

Having a working autoexec file is crucial to your success as a player in CS:GO. Everyone has their preferred settings, and some settings are not readily available in the game options menu. Before reading the rest of our guides in this new series, follow these steps to ensure you have a working autoexec.

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Quick and Easy Step-by-Step

1. In this folder you should find your “autoexec.cfg” file:

c:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg

If you have no autoexec.cfg file, you can create a new .txt file, name it autoexec, and then simply rename it from “autoexec.txt” into “autoexec.cfg”.

You may need to enable “Show extensions” option in Windows Folder settings to see the .txt or .cfg affix.

2. You can edit it by Right clicking it and “Open with notepad”. Additionally, you may want to download NotePad++.

3. Add some commands. So if you put this into your autoexec.cfg:

bind f5 "say CSGO2ASIA saved my life"

Your game will, every time you open it, bind F5 to advertise for us.

YouTuber cruxal has also made a pretty straightforward video with some additional settings. Watch it below:


Cover Photo Courtesy of Cruxal.
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