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INI file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .ini file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .ini file?
  • What program do I need to open a .ini file?
  • How can the .ini file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .ini files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Initialization File

INI file is an initialization file. Initialization configuration files are a very important component to the history of Windows. This allowed you to edit the settings with a text editor, which was straight forward and simple.
INI format description not yet available
Application: -
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
INI aliases:
INI related links:
INI related extensions:
Novell GroupWise Initialization File

Microsoft Windows 95 Clean Boot File

Configuration File

Microsoft Windows Internet Settings File

Internet Sign-up Settings

Windows System Configuration

QuickTime Preferences File

Remote Desktop Connection Settings

Runtime Configuration File

World of Warcraft Config

Other types of files may also use the .ini file extension.

🚫 The .ini file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Arduino Sketch
Magellan eXplorist Map Image
NIfTI-1 Data Format File
General Input File
Tablet PC Digital Ink
Raven Software ICARUS Compiled Script
DAZ Studio 3D Morph Injection Data
Atari Falcon ICDRAW Icon
Oni Game Data
Indigo Image

🔴 Can't open a .ini file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .ini file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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