SET File - opening and understanding

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

What is a SET file?

Files that contain the .set file extension can be associated with Microsoft's Backup File Set. The SET file contains the set of files that a user wants to back up. When you back up additional files, the new files are also are added to the SET file archive.

The .set file extension is also used by a number of applications to store the user's application configuration settings and preferences. The file is loaded by the application when the program is run on the system. Some of the applications that commonly use the SET file format for this purpose include Diablo II, AutoCad and Corel Painter.

How to open SET 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 SET for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension SET

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Capture NXCapture NXUser submitted
Nikon ScanNikon ScanUser submitted
SONAR Producer EditionSONAR Producer EditionUser submitted
SONAR LESONAR LEUser submitted
Music CreatorMusic CreatorUser submitted
MuvizuMuvizuUser submitted
SONAR ProducerSONAR ProducerUser submitted
Nikon Capture EditorNikon Capture EditorUser submitted
SONAR Home StudioSONAR Home StudioUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SET-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 SET-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!