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

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ins icon.ins - Corel WordPerfect data

empty icon.ins - LaTeX installer script

empty icon.ins - Adventure Game Toolkit game instructions

INS file extension - Microsoft Windows Internet Naming Service

What is ins file? How to open ins files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

Email attachment blocked file type icon Email attachment blocked file type

ins file icon: ins filetype icon

The ins file extension is associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is a NetBIOS name resolution service that allows client computers to register their NetBIOS names and IP addresses in a dynamic, distributed database and to resolve the NetBIOS names of network resources to their IP addresses.

WINS is needed in any Microsoft Windows network environment that includes operating systems or applications that rely on NetBIOS.

The ins file stores communications settings.

The default software associated to open ins file:

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 Microsoft Windows 11.

Microsoft Internet Information Services picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Internet Information Services  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is web server application distributed with Microsoft Windows Server as well as some editions of Microsoft Windows. IIS supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP protocols.

Help how to open:

The ins files are used for internal purposes of Microsoft Windows.

How to convert:

Conversion to other formats is not possible.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .ins 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 ins file, edit ins file, convert ins file, view ins file, play ins file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ins file - Microsoft Windows Internet Naming Service

Click on the software link for more information about Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Windows uses ins 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 ins file by default:
Microsoft Windows small icon Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Internet Information Services

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