Opening BROWSER files

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

What is a BROWSER file?

The .browser file format is a setting file type that contains information about ASP.NET Browser Definition. It is used as a file
extension for ASP.NET Browser Definition files. BROWSER files are based on extensible markup language (xml) primarily used to store
browser definitions for ASP.NET applications. BROWSER files are frequently stored in text format. Users can use Notepad or any text
editor to create or modify .Browser files, meaning it is not exclusively for a specific application.

ASP.NET is an open-source server-side Web application that supports Web development works to produce dynamic Web pages. Microsoft
created ASP.NET to allow programmers to design and build Web- related programs and services. It also uses the .browser files to help
Web developers in creating applications that can be viewed on mobile devices. BROWSER files can contain directives pertaining to the
use of control adapters and how it should adapt to the behavior of ASP.NET Web server control.

ASP.NET uses the information in the request header to determine what type of browser has made the request. Then ASP.NET uses .browser
files to determine the capabilities of the browser, and how to render markup to that browser.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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