What is a .PROJECT File And How To Open It – Eclipse (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .project extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .project file extension and how to open it.

What is a .PROJECT file?

The file extension .PROJECT is Eclipse Project Settings File. The creator of this file extension is Eclipse. The file has the xml format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .project file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .PROJECT file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .PROJECT file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PROJECT file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .project file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Zend Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Eclipse and Zend Studio software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PROJECT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Zend Studio software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PROJECT file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .project file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Zend Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Eclipse and Zend Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PROJECT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Zend Studio software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PROJECT file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .project file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Zend Studio software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Eclipse and Zend Studio.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PROJECT file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Zend Studio software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PROJECT file?

If you are still unable to open the .PROJECT file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .PROJECT file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .projectproperties – Alpha Software, .prop – Android, .propdesc – Microsoft, .properties – Mojang Specifications, .properties – Sun Microsystems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PROJECT file with the Zend Studio, Eclipse programs on Windows, Zend Studio, Eclipse programs on Mac and Zend Studio, Eclipse software on Linux.