File Extension Library

.TARGETS File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft
  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .TARGETS file?

.TARGETS file extension is created by Microsoft. .TARGETS has been classified as Developer Files.

.TARGETS is MSBuild Targets File

Development file included with MSBuild, the project build platform for Microsoft Visual Studio; contains items, properties, tasks, and targets for common programming scenarios; may be referenced and imported by Visual Studio projects.

For example, the "Microsoft.VisualBasic.Targets" file defines the steps in the standard build process for a Visual Basic project. Other examples of targets files include "Microsoft.Common.Targets," "Microsoft.CompactFramework.CSharp.Targets," and "Workflow.Targets."

List of all softwares that can open the MSBuild Targets File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to Open .TARGETS file on different platforms

Open .TARGETS File on Windows

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

Open .TARGETS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .TARGETS 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 .TARGETS File on Linux

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

Open .TARGETS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .TARGETS 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 .TARGETS 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 .TARGETS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .TARGETS files

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