File Extension Library


  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Settings Files
  • Format: XML

What are .SETTINGCONTENT-MS files and how to open them?

Can't open .SETTINGCONTENT-MS 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 .SETTINGCONTENT-MS file.

What is a .SETTINGCONTENT-MS file extension?

.SETTINGCONTENT-MS file extension is created by Microsoft. .SETTINGCONTENT-MS has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .SETTINGCONTENT-MS file is XML.

.SETTINGCONTENT-MS is Windows Settings File

File created for the Windows 8.1 operating system; contains setting content for Windows functions, such as how updates are installed or what default apps should be used to open particular file types; contained content is written in XML language.

You can create a shortcut to the SETTINGCONTENT-MS file, which makes it easier to customize your settings:

  • Right-click an empty space on your desktop and select New → Shortcut.
  • Copy and paste the following text into the item location area bar and click Next:
    %windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows
  • Name your shortcut "Windows Update Settings" and click Finish.
  • NOTE: For the text in step 2, if you're using a different language than English you'll have to change en-US in the text. Also, this text is for a shortcut to Windows Update settings, consult the "Common Filenames" section below for other SETTINGCONTENT-MS files.

    Common SETTINGCONTENT-MS Filenames

    AAA_SettingsPageAppsDefaults.settingcontent-ms - Contains default app settings.

    AAA_SystemSettings_Update_ChangeSettings.settingcontent-ms - Contains system update settings.

    List of all softwares that can open the Windows Settings File
    Microsoft Windows

    How to fix problems with .SETTINGCONTENT-MS files

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