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Informations about the INI filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .ini filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .ini file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.ini - Initialization File

The INI file is a Configuration file, which is connected to the Initialization File according to our registry. We currently can’t suggest an application for opening the Initialization File format.

Format description:
INI format description not yet available
Magic string:
- / -
Related links:
Related extensions:
Windows NT Setup Information File
TwinCAT System Manager Configuration
OpenSSH Configuration Data
SonicWALL VPN Configuration
Autodesk 3D Studio MAX Keyboard Shortcuts
Nokia Configuration Message

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .ini file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .ini extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .ini files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .ini file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .ini file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .ini file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .ini file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .ini extension

The .ini filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .ini files.

igi, nii, ino, ink, in, ii, uni, ni, inl, inj, imi

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .ini file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .ini extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

Indigo Image
Brother Fax
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IconWorkshop Extended Information
Magellan eXplorist Map Image
Arduino Sketch

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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