DESKTOP file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .desktop file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .desktop file?
- What program do I need to open a .desktop file?
- How can the .desktop file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .desktop files to another format?
Table of Contents
- ✅ Desktop Entry
- 🔄 .desktop file converters
- 🚫 .desktop file related errors
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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
✅ Desktop Entry
DESKTOP file is a Desktop Entry. A desktop entry is a simple configuration file specifying metadata that are used to list or launch an application via desktop tools.
Other types of files may also use the .desktop file extension.
🔴 Can't open a .desktop file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .desktop file association, check the FAQ.
🔴 Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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