IDE File

What are IDE files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IDE file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an IDE file?

IDE files have multiple uses, and Borland C++ Project Definition is one of them. Read more about the others further down the page.

Borland C++ Project Definition

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open IDE files

Important: Different programs may use files with the IDE file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your IDE file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 8 different IDE openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: July 13, 2020

More file formats using the IDE extension

Through our research of IDE files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Grand Theft Auto Item Definition
  • WinAPE IDE Hard Disk Image

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of IDE files. Remember, different programs may use IDE files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Borland C++Borland C++User submitted
Autodesk, Inc. DtDvAutodesk, Inc. DtDvUser submitted
AutodeskR InventorRAutodeskR InventorRUser submitted
Wboard32Wboard32User submitted
ProViewProViewUser submitted
IQANdevelopIQANdevelopUser submitted
BCWBCWUser submitted
Autodesk Design AssistantAutodesk Design AssistantUser submitted

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