File Extension Library

.PROFILE File Extension

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

What is an .PROFILE file?

.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 Open .PROFILE file on different platforms

Open .PROFILE File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PROFILE
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PROFILE file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PROFILE files" Press "Ok"

Open .PROFILE File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PROFILE file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PROFILE File on Linux

Right click on the .PROFILE file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PROFILE File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PROFILE file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PROFILE File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PROFILE files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

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.)