.ini

File Type 1 Windows Initialization File IconWindows Initialization File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Configuration file that contains settings and preferences for Windows programs; partially replaced by the registry database in Windows 95, and more recently by XML files.

INI files can be edited with a text editor, but they typically should not be opened or altered by the user.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Windows

IconMicrosoft Notepad

IconMicrosoft WordPad

macOS

IconParallels Desktop for Mac with Windows installed

Updated 2007
File Type 2 Generic IconSymbian OS Configuration File
File Format Standard
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Configuration file that stores settings and user preferences for the Symbian operating system and installed applications; similar to INI files used by Windows and typically should not be opened manually.

Important: Symbian INI files can be edited with a text editor to modify specific settings. However, altering the INI file may cause the operating system or other programs to not function correctly. Therefore, be sure to backup the file and only edit the file if you know exactly what to add or change.

Open With
Windows

IconEditable with a text editor

macOS

IconEditable with a text editor

Updated 2007
File Type 3 Generic IconGravis UltraSound Bank Setup File
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

Contains settings for a Gravis UltraSound sound bank (.FFF file) as well as patch files used by Gravis sound cards.

Open With
Windows

IconGravis GIPC (Gravis to InterWave Patch ...

IconFMJ-Software Awave Studio

Updated 2007
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