Directories with .idea name are used by IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio to store metadata.

There is one other file type using
the IDEA file extension!

idea file icon.idea - Adobe Ideas vector drawing file

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Software that works with idea file extension

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IDEA file extension - IntelliJ IDEA metadata

What is idea file? How to open idea files?

File type specification:

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An idea file extension is related to IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio integrated development tools that allow users to create Java programs for desktop systems and Google Android.

The .idea is directory, which is storing metadata used for programming apps in these development tools.

The default software associated to idea file type:

IntelliJ IDEA icon

JetBrains s.r.o. logo IntelliJ IDEA  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  JetBrains s.r.o.

IntelliJ IDEA is cross-platform integrated development environment for develop Java applications. JetBrains distributes two editions of IntelliJ IDEA. Community Edition is the open source free version, that supports programming in JAVA, Groovy, HTML/XHTML, XML/XSL, Scala. In Community edition can be also developed applications for Google Android operating system. Ultimate Edition is commercial version of IntelliJ IDEA. It has all features of Community Edition and adds others. It adds support for other programming languages, technologies and frameworks such as PHP, ColdFusion, JavaScript, CSS, Ajax, Google App Engine etc.

Android Studio icon

Google Inc. logo Android Studio  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Google Inc.

Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development, based on IntelliJ IDEA.

Help how to open IDEA files:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to open this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not meant to be opened or viewed directly. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

For general information try to look at:
Identifying unknown file formats

How to convert file with extension IDEA:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .idea file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open idea file, edit idea file, convert idea file, view idea file, play idea file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

  • Others idea file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with idea file - IntelliJ IDEA metadata

Click on the software link(s) for more information. Suggested software applications use idea file type for internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open idea file actions.

Microsoft Windows:

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Multiplatform:

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