.USERTILE-MS File Extension

.USERTILE-MS File Extension

File Type

Windows 8 User Tile File

Developer Microsoft
Popularity
4.0  |  5 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a USERTILE-MS file?

File used by the developer preview and release preview of Windows 8, and replaced by the .ACCOUNTPICTURE-MS format in the final Windows 8 release; saves the "user tile," which is the user's image that appears on the Start screen; often contains a stock image or a picture taken with the computer's webcam.

More Information

USERTILE-MS files are saved to the C:\Users\[user]\User Tiles\ directory. They are saved in a proprietary format and cannot be viewed with a standard image viewer.

NOTE: Microsoft referred to user account pictures as "user tiles" until the official Windows 8 release, at which point they referred to them as "account pictures."

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Programs that open or reference USERTILE-MS files

Windows
Updated November 9, 2012

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