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.JNLP File Extension

File TypeJava Web Start File

DeveloperOracle
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CategoryWeb Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

What is a JNLP file?

A JNLP file is created in the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) format. It contains information such as the remote address for downloading a Java program (.JAR file) and the initial class to run. JNLP files are used for launching and managing Java programs over a network or on the web (e.g., an applet in a web browser).

More Information

JNLP files are saved in an XML format and can be viewed or edited with a text editor. They can be double-clicked to run the program if the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is installed.

NOTE: The JRE includes Java Web Start technology, which opens JNLP files and runs the specified instructions.

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Programs that open JNLP files
Windows
Oracle Java Web Start
Any text editor
Mac
Oracle Java Web Start
Any text editor
Linux
Oracle Java Web Start
Any text editor
Updated 8/24/2016

.JNLP Extension Information

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