Files with ime file extension are related to the Global Input Method Editor data format.

There are 2 other file types using
the IME file extension!

empty icon.ime - IncrediMail emoticon

empty icon.ime - iMelody ringtone

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IME file extension - Global Input Method Editor data

What is ime file? How to open ime files?

File type specification:

Program executable file type icon Program executable file type

The ime file extension is associated with Microsoft Global Input Method Editors, which allow you to imput Chinese, Japanese and Korean texts.

The Global Input Method Editor is a part of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows.

The default software associated to ime file type:

Microsoft Office icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Office  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Office is popular productivity suite for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office contains a set of applications and services used to work with documents (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel), presentations (Microsoft Powerpoint), databases (Microsoft Access) etc..

Microsoft Office can be also used to manage e-mail accounts, tasks, calendars and contacts (Microsoft Outlook). Microsoft Office for Windows is distributed in four editions for Home, Academic and corporate sector.

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open IME files:

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 file with extension IME:

As far as we know, this .ime 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 .ime file extension

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

  • Others ime file

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ime file - Global Input Method Editor data

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Office. Microsoft Office uses ime 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.).

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ime file by default:
Microsoft Office small icon Microsoft Office
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows

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