How to open PROPERTIES files

Did your computer fail to open a PROPERTIES file? We explain what PROPERTIES files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a 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 that are created by the many different software applications contain a list of variable names and value pairs that pertain to the associated computer application. This data stores the properties of the associated application. If a user changes the properties of the software, the PROPERTIES file is then updated as the properties of the software changes.

PROPERTIES file openers, viewers, etc.

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.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
Notepad++Notepad++User submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
7-Zip7-ZipUser submitted
Microsoft Visual Studio CodeMicrosoft Visual Studio CodeUser submitted
TextPadTextPadUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
sakura editorsakura editorUser submitted
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We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with PROPERTIES-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!