There are 7 other file types using
the INS file extension!

empty icon.ins - Inspiration mind mapping software file

ins icon.ins - Microsoft Windows Internet Naming Service

empty icon.ins - Microsoft IIS Internet communications settings file

ins icon.ins - Sample Cell instrument

ins icon.ins - Corel WordPerfect data

empty icon.ins - LaTeX installer script

empty icon.ins - Adventure Game Toolkit game instructions

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INS file extension - InstallShield script

What is ins file? How to open ins files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The ins file extension is associated with the InstallShield a tool for Microsoft Windows that allows users to create application installation packages for Windows.

The ins file stores script written for InstallShield, used to automate processes in the InstallShield.

MIME types:

The default software associated to ins file type:

InstallShield picture or screenshot

Flexera Software, Inc. logoInstallShield  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Flexera Software, Inc.

InstallShield is utility used to create installation packages for Microsoft Windows operating system as well as for various mobile platforms.

Help how to open INS files:

Use InstallShield to open *.ins files.

How to convert file with extension INS:

As far as we know, this .ins 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 software applications associated to the .ins 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 ins file, edit ins file, convert ins file, view ins file, play ins file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ins files.

  • Open ins file
  • Edit ins file
  • Create ins file

Software that open ins file - InstallShield script

Click on the link to get more information about InstallShield for open ins file action.

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