The File Extensions Database

.ARG File Extension

  • Developer by: Autodesk
  • Category: Settings Files

What is an .ARG file?

.ARG is AutoCAD Profile

Settings file used by AutoCAD, a 2D and 3D CAD drafting application; contains backed up user profile information (application options data) that was stored in the system registry; can be exported and imported to transfer settings between computers; can also be migrated between versions of AutoCAD.

ARG files differ from .CUI and .CUIX files, which store user interface workspace settings.

NOTE: The LT version of AutoCAD does not use ARG files. Only the full version can export and import them.

Programs that open AutoCAD Profile
Autodesk AutoCAD 2018

How to solve problems with ARG files

  • Associate the ARG file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ARG file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ARG files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ARG file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .ARG is AutoCAD Profile. Because only the current version supports the latest ARG file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Autodesk manufacturer website after an available .ARG is AutoCAD Profile update.
  • To make sure that your ARG file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.