.PROFILE File Extension
File Type 1Bash Shell Profile
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.
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.
File Type 2Pandemic Studios Game Player Profile
.PROFILE File Association 2
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.
PROFILE files apply to Pandemic Studios games such as Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Mercenaries 2, and The Sabateur.
File Type 3Citrix Application Profile
.PROFILE File Association 3
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.
PROFILE files can be edited using the Citrix Streaming Profiler program included with XenApp software.