PROFILE File - opening and understanding

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

What is a PROFILE file?

The .profile file extension is most commonly used for Bash shell profile files. These files store saved shell profiles that are used by Bash in the Mac OS X environment.

The .profile file extension is also used for the Star Wars Battlefront 2 computer gaming application. These PROFILE files store saved game profiles that a player can use to return to a saved game.

How to open PROFILE 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 PROFILE for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 4 different PROFILE openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PROFILE

While we know of one file format using the .PROFILE 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 .PROFILE file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
AlacrityPCAlacrityPCUser submitted
Citrix Streaming ProfilerCitrix Streaming ProfilerUser submitted
EditPlusEditPlusUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PROFILE-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 PROFILE-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!