.INS File Extension

File Type:
Internet Naming Service File

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

What is a INS file?

Ins file extension has Internet Naming Service file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "system files" category.

Applied on Windows OS, the file saves computer names and IP addresses. It is also able to translate an IP address into a name, used by Internet Naming Service.

Users should not open or modify the file manually.

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

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File Type:
Internet Naming Service File
System Files

How to open INS file?

Double click the ins 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 .ins 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 ins 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".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ins 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 INS files

  • Windows Windows
    • Microsoft WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service) Microsoft WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service)

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 ins file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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