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Details of the .yml file extension

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

  • What is the .yml file?
  • What program do I need to open a .yml file?
  • How can the .yml file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .yml?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .yml extension?
  • How can I convert .yml files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .yml?

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

.yml file extension details

YAML Document

YAML Document .yml file icon
YML file is a YAML Document. YAML is a human-readable data serialization format that takes concepts from programming languages such as C, Perl, and Python, and ideas from XML and the data format of electronic mail.
Category: Data files
Application: YAML Libraries
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
YML aliases:
YML related links:
YML related extensions:
Extensible Markup Language File

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

.yml file extension error

The .yml file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

gml, ymp, tml, ml, hml, myl, uml, jml, ym

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Girder Plugin
Geography Markup Language Document
GameMaker Studio GML Script
YaST Meta Package
MyLogoMaker Image
Tapestry Markup Language Document
DB/TextWorks Thesaurus Maintenance Lock
HostMonitor TestList Data
OCaml Source Code
Unified Modeling Language File
open .yml file

Can't open a .yml 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 .yml file association, check the FAQ.

.yml file extension

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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