There are 5 other file types using
the INS file extension!

ins file icon.ins - Inspiration mind mapping software file

ins file icon.ins - InstallShield script

ins file icon.ins - Microsoft IIS Internet communications settings file

ins file icon.ins - Sample Cell instruments file

ins file icon.ins - Corel WordPerfect file

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INS file extension - Microsoft Windows Internet Naming Service file

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 ins file type:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows is 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.

Microsoft Internet Information Services picture or screenshot

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft 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 INS files:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to open the system files, there is usually no way to directly open or access system files as their functionality is only as part of the operating system.

Any attempts to edit system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

How to convert file with extension INS:

Unless there are suggested applications listed below the extension description, that are able to convert the system files, there is usually no way to convert system files into any other file format.

Any attempts to rename system files is strongly discouraged, as it can cause the system to be corrupted and not work properly.

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

  • Others ins file

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

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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