File Extension Library

.DESKTOP File Extension

  • Category: Misc Files

What are .DESKTOP files and how to open them?

Can't open .DESKTOP file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .DESKTOP file.

What is a .DESKTOP file extension?

.DESKTOP file extension has been classified as Misc Files.

.DESKTOP is Desktop Entry File

Data file that provides information about an item in a program's menu; specifies details such as the name, icon file, command to run, etc; used in Unix-based operating systems such as CentOS, Ubuntu, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

An example program that uses DESKTOP files is the GIMP cross-platform image editor.

How to fix problems with .DESKTOP files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DESKTOP files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DESKTOP file format
  2. You need to check the .DESKTOP file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)