.FILTERS File Extension

A .FILTERS file is a Visual C++ Project Filters File, created by Microsoft.

Open with Microsoft Visual Studio 2022+. Available for Windows.

What is a .FILTERS file?

A .FILTERS file is a type of file used by Visual C++, which is a program included in Microsoft's Visual Studio development software. This file helps organize how different types of files are shown in the Visual Studio Solution Explorer panel. It does this by containing rules that sort and display files in a way that makes it easier for developers to find and work with them. These rules are specific to each project, meaning they help manage the files for that particular project only.

To open a .FILTERS file, you would typically use Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 or a newer version of this software. This is because the .FILTERS file is designed to work with the features and functionalities provided by these versions of Visual Studio.

It's also interesting to note that .FILTERS files often come with the compound extension ".vcxproj.filters". This is because they are closely associated with Visual C++ project files, which have the extension .VCXPROJ. Essentially, the .FILTERS file contains settings that help manage and organize the various files within a .VCXPROJ project.

Lastly, .FILTERS files are saved in an XML format. XML is a way of encoding data in a file that both humans and machines can read. This means if you were to open a .FILTERS file in a text editor, you would see structured data that outlines the filter settings for the project. However, to properly use and edit these files, opening them in Microsoft Visual Studio is recommended.


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