An ifs file extension is related to the OS/2 operating system from IBM. An ifs file stores installable file system data.

There are 3 other file types using
the IFS file extension!

empty icon.ifs - Fractint iterated function system fractal file

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empty icon.ifs - InfoSlips secure information package

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IFS file extension - IBM OS/2 installable file system data

What is ifs file? How to open ifs files?

File type specification:

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The ifs file extension is associated with the OS/2 operating system for Intel based personal computers, developed by IBM. The .ifs file stores system resources.

OS/2 is discontinued by IBM in 2006. However it still developed as eComStation by Serenity Systems.

This ifs file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

Updated: August 21, 2019

The default software associated to open ifs file:

OS/2 icon

IBM logoOS/2  Other operating systems or devices software

Company or developer:

OS/2 is operating system developed by IBM for personal computers. OS/2 is no longer marketed by IBM and support for OS/2 was discontinued in 2006. OS/2 is very similar like Windows in many ways, but also has similarities with Unix. The last version of OS/2 is named OS/2 Warp.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .ifs file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

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

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ifs file, edit ifs file, convert ifs file, view ifs file, play ifs file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ifs file - IBM OS/2 installable file system data

Click on the software link for more information about OS/2. OS/2 uses ifs file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).

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