Information about the .ini (ini) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .ini (ini) file type.

Initialisation file. A text editable file that contains sections and keyword value pairs.

Each section within an ini file is denoted by a heading with the section name enclosed in square brackets, e.g.:


With in each section there are parameter value pairs, e.g.:


Typically lines starting with a semicolon in a .ini file are treated as comment lines and ignored by any application that reads the .ini file.

INI files are normally used to hold configuration information used by an application. On the Windows platform they have largely been replaced by the use of the windows registry, but are still used by many modern applications and are far from obsolete.

The following links provide further information related to the .ini file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .ini files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .ini. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.