.USERTILE-MS File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .USERTILE-MS extension:

Windows 8 User Tile File

Windows 8 User Tile 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.

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."

Software's name License Platforms
Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows Commercial Windows

Updated: September 27, 2012

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