A .properties file extension is associated with Java and used for settings files. Editable with any text editor.

There are 6 other file types using
the PROPERTIES file extension!

properties icon.properties - Netscape Communicator Java classes data

properties icon.properties - Mozilla Firefox settings

empty icon.properties - LinkAssistant properties data

empty icon.properties - HSQLDB configuration

empty icon.properties - WOW! properties data

empty icon.properties - Minecraft properties

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PROPERTIES file extension - Java properties

What is properties file? How to open properties files?

File type specification:

Settings, options, themes or skins file type icon Settings, options, themes or skins file type

properties file icon: properties filetype icon

The properties file extension is associated with the Java. A properties file is a simple text file that stores configuration properties for Java-based application.

Also can contains language localization strings. You can create and maintain a properties file with just about any text editor, or Java source code editor.

The properties file is used by Java programs, contains a list of variable name and its value pairs, separated by equal signs. Used also by Apache web server software, Firefox browser, and other applications.

The default software associated to open properties file:

Sun Java Studio icon

Sun Microsystems, Inc. logoSun Java Studio  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Java Studio is integrated development environment used to develop applications for Java platform. It includes all the tools you need to develop, debug, tune, and deploy enterprise applications, web services, and portal components based on the Java EE platform.

Java Development Kit (JDK) icon

Oracle Corporation logoJava Development Kit (JDK)  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

 JDK is a development environment for building applications, applets, and components using the Java programming language.

Java icon

Oracle Corporation logoJava  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Oracle Corporation

Java is a set of developing applications and specifications used to create software in Java programming language. Java is used on many computing platforms from desktop computers to mobile phones.

Java source code derives much syntax from C and C++ programming language but has a simpler object model. To run applications written in Java the Java runtime environment must be installed on a device.

Help how to open:

A *.properties file is in simple text file that can be edited by any text editor (Notepad, Notepad++) or word processor (Microsoft Word, OpenOffice.org Write).

How to convert:

There is no way how to convert the .properties file in to another file format.

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

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

Software that open properties file - Java properties

Programs supporting the exension properties on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open properties file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with properties file by default:
Sun Java Studio small icon Sun Java Studio
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
Microsoft Windows NotePad small icon Microsoft Windows NotePad
Eclipse small icon Eclipse
Atom small icon Atom

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