IND File

What are IND files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IND 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 IND file?

IND files have multiple uses, and Adobe InDesign Document is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Adobe InDesign Document

The .ind file extension is most commonly associated with documents that have been created by the Adobe InDesign software application. Adobe InDesign is a digital layout and professional print design software.

The IND files that are created within the InDesign application may contain images, embedded media, and formatted text. Normally they are saved with the INDD file extension, but some use IND instead.

How to open IND files

We have identified one IND opener that is compatible with this specific type of IND file.

Programs that open Adobe InDesign Document files

Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesignVerified

Last updated: January 16, 2023

More file formats using the IND extension

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

  • AOL Thumbnails Index File
  • MapInfo MapBasic Index File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

WinEdtWinEdtUser submitted
Picasa Photo ViewerPicasa Photo ViewerDiscontinued
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
RealPlayerRealPlayerUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
RSoft CAD-LayoutRSoft CAD-LayoutUser submitted
TreeAge ProTreeAge ProUser submitted
InduktoInduktoUser submitted
LTspice XVIILTspice XVIIUser submitted

Help us help others helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about IND file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at to discuss further.