An ion file extension is related to the 4DOS and used for its description files.

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

empty icon.ion - Description data

empty icon.ion - Mascot data

empty icon.ion - NewsLeecher description file

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Software that open ion file

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ION file extension - 4DOS description

What is ion file? How to open ion files?

File type specification:

System file type icon System file type

ion file icon: ion filetype icon

The ion file extension is associated with 4DOS, a command line interpreter for DOS and Windows.

The ion file describes the contents of another file, typically hidden and used in the MS-DOS command line.

This ion 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: February 7, 2019

The default software associated to open ion file:

4DOS  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
JP software

4DOS is a command line shell more powerful than the built-in Windows or DOS command line, 4DOS make the C:\ prompt flexible and robust, and give you hundreds of new batch file tools as well.

MS-DOS icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMS-DOS  Microsoft MS-DOS software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

MS-DOS (short for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system commercialized by Microsoft. It was the most commonly used member of the DOS family of operating systems and was the dominant operating system for computers during the 1980s

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 .ion 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 .ion 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 ion file, edit ion file, convert ion file, view ion file, play ion file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with ion file - 4DOS description

Click on the software link for more information about 4DOS. 4DOS uses ion 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 MS-DOS:

Main software associated with ion file by default:
4DOS
MS-DOS small icon MS-DOS

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