USER File Type

- The quick facts

What are USER files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an USER file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your 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

Important: Different programs may use files with the USER file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your USER file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

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

Last updated: January 25, 2022

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 apps that use files with this extension

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
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
SewWhat-Pro ApplicationSewWhat-Pro ApplicationUser 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!