INS File

Did your computer fail to open an INS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .INS files.

What is an INS file?

INS is an acronym for Internet Naming Service. Files that contain the .ins file extension are commonly used to reconcile alphanumeric Web addresses into strictly numeric IP Web addresses. For example, if a website had a URL named www.websitename.com, that URL would be converted into a purely numeric IP address using the INS file format. This IP address would then be recognized by the necessary Web services.

The .ins file extension is also used for a computer user's Internet settings files. These files determine how the user's computer will access a dial-up or broadband Internet connection. These INS files are normally stored in a text-based format.

Suggest another file format using extension INS

While we know of one file format using the .INS file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .INS file.

Various INS file openers, viewers, etc.

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

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