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PLIST file extension

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

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

Table of Contents

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

✅ QuickTime Preferences File

PLIST file is a QuickTime Preferences.
PLIST format description not yet available
Application: QuickTime Player
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PLIST aliases:
PLIST related links:
PLIST related extensions:
Configuration File

Initialization File

QuickTime Still Picture

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

🚫 The .plist file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

list, plst

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

APT Package Resource List
PLINK Genotype List File
SmartMusic Playlist

🔴 Can't open a .plist 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 .plist 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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