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.INI File Extension

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File Type 1Windows Initialization File

DeveloperN/A
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CategorySettings Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

Configuration file used by Windows programs to initialize program settings; contains sections for settings and preferences (delimited by a string in square brackets) with each section containing one or more name and value parameters.

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INI files can be edited with a plain text editor, but typically should not be edited or altered by regular users. INI files were partially replaced by the registry database in Windows 95. More recently, they have also been replaced by XML files.

Common INI Filenames:

desktop.ini - A hidden file located in Windows folders that saves viewing options for that specific folder. This file can specify an image that is used for the folder icon as well as appearance options for files within the folder. It can be ignored, but if you delete the desktop.ini file, Windows may generate a new one. Mac OS X .DS_STORE files serve a similar purpose.

Program(s) that open .INI files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Notepad
Microsoft WordPad
Other text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Parallels Desktop for Mac with Windows installed
Updated 2/2/2010

File Type 2Gravis UltraSound Bank Setup File

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CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

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

Program(s) that open .INI files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Gravis GIPC (Gravis to InterWave Patch Converter)
FMJ-Software Awave Studio
Updated 12/1/2006

File Type 3Finale Preferences File

DeveloperMakeMusic
Popularity
2.5 (2 Votes) Thanks for voting!
Rare Uncommon Average Common Very Common
CategoryData Files
FormatText

Text

This file is saved in a plain text format. You can open and view the contents of this file using a text editor.

Definition

File created by Finale, a music notation program; contains Finale program settings to customize the work environment; settings include dialog boxes, menu settings, and font styles; preset in Finale but can be edited either through settings dialog windows or manually.

More Information

INI files are divided into 9 sections:
[Settings]
[MIDI]
[Extensions]
[Preferences]
[Colors]
[Chromatic Spelling Tables]
[Palettes]
[Speedy Keys]
[Directories]

Program(s) that open .INI files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
MakeMusic Finale
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
MakeMusic Finale
Updated 11/21/2013

File Type 4Symbian OS Configuration File

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Popularity
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CategorySettings Files
FormatN/A

Unknown

File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.

Definition

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.

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NOTE: 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.

Program(s) that open .INI files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Editable with a text editor
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Editable with a text editor
Updated 8/29/2007