What are PROPERTIES files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PROPERTIES 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 a PROPERTIES file?

A .PROPERTIES file is a Java Properties file.

Files that contain the .properties file extension are text files that store properties information about the properties and settings of various computer applications. The PROPERTIES files are used by Java applications and the Apache Web Server software as well as Firefox and other computer software applications.

The PROPERTIES files created by the many different software applications contain a list of variable names and value pairs pertaining to the associated computer application. If a user changes the properties (settings)of the software, the PROPERTIES file is then updated as the properties of the software change.

How to open PROPERTIES files

We have identified three PROPERTIES openers that are compatible with this specific type of PROPERTIES file.

Programs that open Java Properties files


Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
Sakura Editor (Japanese)Sakura Editor (Japanese)User submitted
Seclore FileSecureSeclore FileSecureUser submitted
Nero BackItUpNero BackItUpUser submitted
Microsoft Windows Media PlayerMicrosoft Windows Media PlayerUser submitted
FileUncompresserFileUncompresserUser submitted
MinecraftMinecraftUser submitted

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