File Extension Library

.PROFILE File Extension

  • Developer by: The GNU Project
  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Text

What are .PROFILE files and how to open them?

Can't open .PROFILE 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 .PROFILE file.

What is a .PROFILE file extension?

.PROFILE file extension is created by The GNU Project. .PROFILE has been classified as System Files. The format of .PROFILE file is Text.

.PROFILE is Bash Shell Profile

Shell profile used by Linux and Mac OS X terminal programs; contains definitions for a shell environment, such as environment variables, scripts to execute, and other instructions; used for storing pre-defined settings that are loaded when a shell program starts.

When opening Apple Terminal in Mac OS X, the program automatically searches for a PROFILE file and executes it line by line as a shell script. To manually run a PROFILE file, use the command source ~/.profile.

PROFILE files are hidden files that do not have a filename prefix. They are always named .profile and are located in the user's home directory.

NOTE: Apple Terminal is a Bash shell program.

List of all softwares that can open the Bash Shell Profile
Apple Terminal
MacroMates TextMate
GNU Bash
GNU Bash
File Type 2 Pandemic Studios Game Player Profile
Developer by: Pandemic Studios Category: Game Files Format: Binary

Player profile saved by one of the Pandemic Studios third-person shooter games; contains player information, such as the profile name, player preferences, and progress in campaign missions; saved to the \GameData\SaveGames\ directory of a game installation.

PROFILE files apply to Pandemic Studios games such as Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Mercenaries 2, and The Sabateur.

File Type 3 Citrix Application Profile
Developer by: Citrix Category: Settings Files

Configuration file used by Citrix XenApp, a software package used for delivering virtualized software to client systems; stores the data needed for launching a streamed application to the user.

PROFILE files can be edited using the Citrix Streaming Profiler program included with XenApp software.

List of all softwares that can open the Citrix Application Profile
Citrix XenApp

How to fix problems with .PROFILE files

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