How to open .ini files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Reel Big Austin, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Reel Big Austin macrumors newbie

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    Hey everybody, how do I open a .ini file on my mac?

    when I click on it, it just says that there is no default application specified to open the document.

    What should I do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sangosimo Guest

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  3. Reel Big Austin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    erm, that didn't do anything. It's not a text document, it's an application.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can edit them with a text editor like TextEdit, but why would you want to? They're Windows files and have no function on a Mac.
     
  5. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    *.ini file is just a settings file. It's a text based document and can be opened up in any text editor. *.ini files can also be CREATED from a text editor.

    *.ini files are not applications nor were they ever (see here) they are however USED by applications (see note above) to store local information, the OS X equivalent would be a plist or preference list.
     
  6. WillBeanZ macrumors newbie

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    Wait but then what do you do after you open it on TextEdit?
     
  7. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    .ini files are configuration files used in that inferior OS (Windows).
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    TextEdit opens files as a rich document by default. You can change that in the preferences. You'd want "Plain Text". It's been YEARS since I used a Windows machine full-time, but I do remember that those used to open in the "Help" app, yes?
     

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