USER File Extension

USER file icon
Visual Studio Project User Options Format
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    Microsoft
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What is USER file?

Full format name of files that use USER extension is Visual Studio Project User Options Format. Microsoft defined the Visual Studio Project User Options Format format standard. USER files are supported by software applications available for devices running Linux, Mac OS, Windows. Files with USER extension are categorized as Settings Files files. The Settings Files subset comprises 1114 various file formats. Users are advised to use Microsoft Visual Studio software for managing USER files, although 4 other programs can also handle this type of file. On the official website of Microsoft Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theMicrosoft Visual Studio software, but also about USER and other supported file formats.

Programs which support USER file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open USER files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with USER extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support USER file

How to open file with USER extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening USER files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with USER files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Microsoft Visual Studio

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports USER files installed on the system. The most obvious solution is to download and install Microsoft Visual Studio or one to the listed programs: TextEdit, Windows Notepad, NotePad++ text editor. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support USER files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Microsoft Visual Studio installed is by going to developer’s website (Microsoft Corporation) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Microsoft Visual Studio to the latest version

If the problems with opening USER files still occur even after installing Microsoft Visual Studio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Microsoft Visual Studio is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that Microsoft Visual Studio cannot handle files with USER may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using Microsoft Visual Studio.

Step 3. Set the default application to open USER files to Microsoft Visual Studio

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate USER files with latest version of Microsoft Visual Studio you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the USER file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Microsoft Visual Studio is installed, check the Always use this app to open USER files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with USER extension, select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with USER extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the USER is not faulty

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the USER file in question. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The USER may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the USER is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the USER file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the scanner detected that the USER file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the USER file’s structure is intact

If the USER file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the USER file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Visual Studio Project User Options Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Microsoft Visual Studio

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with USER extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with Visual Studio Project User Options Format files. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle USER files.

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