Information about the .plist (plist) file type

This is one of three possibilities that we have on file for the .plist file extension, follow this link to view all three possibilities.

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

.plist
Preference file. A XML based file format used by Mac OS X. A .plist (preference) file contains a objects serialised as XML. As the files are XML their contents can be viewed using a text editor, but may not be very intuitive.

Mac OS X also supports .plist property list files, but considers that file format obsolete and superceeded by the preference .plist file format - both formats using the same file extension.

Preference files are typically named after the application that created or uses them, so ApplicationName.plist but this only a convention.

The following link provides further information related to the .plist file extension:

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