Opening TARGETS files

Did your computer fail to open a TARGETS file? We explain what TARGETS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your TARGETS files.

What is a TARGETS file?

Files with the .target extension usually contain development files that are included with the MSBuild platform for Microsoft Visual Studio. These files contain properties, tasks, items and targets for popular programming scenarios. These common programming scenarios can be imported to Visual Studio projects by importing the .targets file to the Visual Studio project.

Software that will open or convert TARGETS files

Unfortunately we have not received enough suggestions for software that can open TARGETS files yet. However, I would suggest that you try a free universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open almost 100 different types of files - and very likely yours too » Free Download.


Every day, thousands of users submit information to us about which programs they use to open certain types of files. Our users have not yet suggested programs to open TARGETS files. Give Free File Viewer a try - it is able to open over 200 different types of files, and may very well work with yours too.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)
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