USER File - opening and understanding

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

What is an USER file?

The .user file extension is most commonly associated with the Visual Studio software application. Visual Studio is used to develop software applications for the Internet and for Microsoft Windows. The USER files contain the user preferences and are used to load and save project preferences for a specific program user.

The .user file extension is also used by the Linux operating system.

How to open USER 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 USER for different purposes.

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

Suggest another file format using extension USER

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

Various viewers for this file format

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

Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Stuffit ExpanderStuffit ExpanderUser submitted
Any Video Converter ProfessionalAny Video Converter ProfessionalUser submitted
Flash Movie PlayerFlash Movie PlayerUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
progeCAD Professional EnglishprogeCAD Professional EnglishUser submitted
TimetableTimetableUser submitted
Any Video Converter FreeAny Video Converter FreeUser submitted
Legend - Legacy Of The DragonsLegend - Legacy Of The DragonsUser submitted
FuturaFuturaUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with USER-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 USER-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!