.INI File Extension

.INI File Extension

File Type 1

Windows Initialization File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.8  |  180 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format Text

What is an INI file?

An INI file is a configuration file used by Windows programs to initialize program settings. It 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 More recently, they have also been replaced by XML files.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.

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Programs that open INI files

File Type 2

Symbian OS Configuration File

Developer N/A
Popularity
3.2  |  26 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is an INI file?

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.

Programs that open INI files

Windows
Editable with a text editor
Mac
Editable with a text editor
File Type 3

Finale Preferences File

Developer MakeMusic
Popularity
2.7  |  18 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Text

What is an INI file?

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.

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

Programs that open INI files

Windows
Mac
File Type 4

Gravis UltraSound Bank Setup File

Developer N/A
Popularity
2.6  |  16 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is an INI file?

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

Programs that open INI files

Windows
Gravis GIPC (Gravis to InterWave Patch Converter)

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