File Extension Library

.USER File Extension

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

What is an .USER file?

.USER file extension is created by Microsoft. .USER has been classified as Settings Files. The format of .USER file is Text.

.USER is Visual Studio Project User Options File

User settings file created by Visual Studio, a software development tool used to develop Windows programs and Web applications; contains user preferences, such as debugging and deployment settings; used for saving and loading project preferences for a specific user.

List of all softwares that can open the Visual Studio Project User Options File
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017

How to Open .USER file on different platforms

Open .USER File on Windows

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

Open .USER File on Mac

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

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

Open .USER File on iPhone

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

How to fix problems with .USER files

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