LOCAL File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a LOCAL file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .LOCAL files.

What is a LOCAL file?

Files with the .local extension are most commonly associated with the Delphi programming language. The LOCAL files override the settings for Delphi project files. The files are normally used by software developers to override certain project settings.

The .local file extension is also used for Xset setup program bin files.

How to open LOCAL files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension LOCAL for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different LOCAL openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension LOCAL

While we know of one file format using the .LOCAL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .LOCAL file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of LOCAL files. Remember, different programs may use LOCAL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LOCAL-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with LOCAL-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!