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.PROFILE File Extension

File Type 1Bash Shell Profile

DeveloperThe GNU Project
3.6 (16 Votes)
CategorySystem Files

What is a PROFILE file?

Shell profile used by Linux and Mac OS X terminal programs; contains definitions for a shell environment, such as environment variables, scripts to execute, and other instructions; used for storing pre-defined settings that are loaded when a shell program starts.

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When opening Apple Terminal in Mac OS X, the program automatically searches for a PROFILE file and executes it line by line as a shell script. To manually run a PROFILE file, use the command source ~/.profile.

PROFILE files are hidden files that do not have a filename prefix. They are always named .profile and are located in the user's home directory.

NOTE: Apple Terminal is a Bash shell program.

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Updated 6/30/2010

File Type 2Citrix Application Profile

3.8 (12 Votes)
CategorySettings Files

.PROFILE File Association 2

Configuration file used by Citrix XenApp, a software package used for delivering virtualized software to client systems; stores the data needed for launching a streamed application to the user.

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PROFILE files can be edited using the Citrix Streaming Profiler program included with XenApp software.

Programs that open PROFILE files

Updated 4/29/2011

File Type 3Pandemic Studios Game Player Profile

DeveloperPandemic Studios
3.8 (4 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.PROFILE File Association 3

Player profile saved by one of the Pandemic Studios third-person shooter games; contains player information, such as the profile name, player preferences, and progress in campaign missions; saved to the \GameData\SaveGames\ directory of a game installation.

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PROFILE files apply to Pandemic Studios games such as Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Mercenaries 2, and The Sabateur.

Programs that open PROFILE files

Pandemic Studios Star Wars: Battlefront II
Pandemic Studios Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Pandemic Studios The Sabateur
Updated 11/30/2010

File Type 4Godot Engine Feature Profile File

4.0 (3 Votes)
CategoryGame Files

.PROFILE File Association 4

A PROFILE file is a settings file created by Godot Engine, an open-source game engine. It stores a list of features that configure how the Editor appears in Godot Engine, such as enabled panels, menus, buttons, and 2D or 3D engine requirements. PROFILE files are saved in a JSON-like text format.

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Screenshot of a .profile file in Godot Engine 3.2.1
PROFILE file open in Godot Engine 3.2.1

Godot Engine is an open-source game engine used to create 2D and 3D games for various platforms, such as Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and the web. Godot users can export Editor feature profiles to save the settings of the Editor for the various types of projects they work on. Users can create a PROFILE with Godot Engine by selecting Editor → Manage Editor Features..., then clicking Export. They can then import the PROFILE to configure the Editor with their favorite presets.

NOTE: PROFILE files were introduced with the release of Godot Engine 3.2.1.

How do I open a PROFILE file?

You can open a Godot PROFILE file with Godot Engine in Windows, macOS, or Linux. To open the PROFILE with Godot Engine, select Editor → Manage Editor Features..., then click Import.

Since PROFILE files are saved in plain text format, you can also open them with a text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad in Windows or Apple TextEdit in macOS.

Programs that open PROFILE files

Updated 6/17/2020

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