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.ins File Extension

Developer: Microsoft
File type: Internet Settings File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .ins. Files with the file extension .ins can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .ins files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .ins file?

The internet settings files used by Windows for the set-up of dial-ups and broadband internet connections are called INS files. INS files are categorized as settings files because they contain the information for setting up connections in order for Windows to set up access to the internet using an ISP especially when it is opened. Aside from that, INS files are also used to set up Internet Explorer (IE) LAN connection settings. Users usually receive IE connection settings files containing an INS files URL from system administrators and ISPs. But, for security purposes, Internet Explorer usually blocks INS file webpage links so that the computer won’t be able to run arbitrary scripts from a web link. So, in order to apply the connection settings, users are advised to use the IE settings dialog instead of placing the link in the Web address field. INS files can be opened with Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

how to open a .ins file?

Launch a .ins file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .ins file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .ins files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ins file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ins file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ins file association errors

applications that open a .ins file

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System

Microsoft Windows Operating System platforms mostly used files with .ANI extension, a graphic file format used for animated mouse cursors, which are also defined as Windows Animated Cursor. These files have the same functions with CUR file format or better known as the Static Cursor; its distinction is that being an animated cursor with the use of strings of images to show animation. The format is based on the Microsoft RIFF file format, which is utilized as storage for keeping the individual frames, which are typical Windows icons of the animation. This type of file is usually integrated in a customized theme for desktop, and is helpful to personalize the CPU system. Its final animation is designed with some icon frames are utilized for showing a single image after another to generate animation. Despite of a number of frames using the icon format, part of the stored data in the animated cursor file handle the order of the step, length, title, and the author of the animation.
Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer or most commonly known as Internet Explorer was developed by Microsoft in 1995. It is a graphical web browser which is included as part of the different versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is one of the commonly used browsers of most Windows users. Since its first release in 1995, different versions have come out, the latest one being the Internet Explorer 10. It was designed in order to give its users the capability of viewing large range of web pages and at the same time be able to give its users features that can be used within the operating system that is installed on their computer which includes Microsoft Update. It uses the same accessibility framework which was also provided in computers that run Windows. It is also known as an interface being used when running FTP.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ins files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .ins. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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