.INI File Extension

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Windows Initialization File
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Having trouble opening .ini extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ini files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ini files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a INI file?

Ini file extension has Windows Initialization file type, which is associated with the "settings files" category.

Used by different Windows programs, the file provides preferences and settings sections, every single one of each stores both name and value parameters.

Even though INI files can be modified via a plain text editor, they are not meant to be edited by regular users. .XML file are more commonly used instead of INI files.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

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Developer:
N/A
File Type:
Windows Initialization File
Category:
Settings Files
Format:
Text

How to open INI file?

Double click the ini file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .ini extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the ini extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ini file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open INI files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the ini file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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