The file extension INS is associated with more than ten programs and applications and various file types. Some of the programs and applications include InstallShield, Microsoft Internet Naming Service, Inspiration, Corel WordPerfect, Ensoniq, and Microsoft IIS. INS files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the INS file is related to InstallShield, it is categorized as a source code and script file type that contains codes and commands used by the InstallShield application. InstallShield is a development application created by Flexera Software, Inc. which provides tools for building installation packages for various applications used with the Windows operating system.
INS files which are part of the Microsoft Windows Internet Naming Service are defined as a system file type which stores NetBIOS names used with the Microsoft Windows network environment. The NetBIOS names are used to associate specific network resources with IP addresses for devices which are connected to the Windows network.
INS files which are created with Inspiration are categorized as a data file type which stores saved mind maps used with the Inspiration software application. Inspiration is a brainstorming application created by Inspiration Software which provides a set of tools for planning and researching educational projects.
If the file extension INS is associated with Corel WordPerfect, the file is classified as a data file type that contains projects created with the WordPerfect application. Corel WordPerfect is a word processing software application produced by Corel which is part of the Corel WordPerfect Office Suite.
INS files that are used with Ensoniq are an audio file type which contains sample recordings of musical instruments. The audio samples are used with the Ensoniq electronic synthesizer, which is a keyboard instrument that produces a myriad of different musical instrument sounds.
INS files which are related to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) are a settings file type that contains configurations which are used with Windows Server 2003. Microsoft IIS is a web server which is used to deploy web applications and works with Microsoft Windows Server in addition to the Windows operating system.
How to Open INS Files
Since the file extension INS is associated with more than ten programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. INS files can be opened using multiple applications, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
INS files which are related to InstallShield are designed to be used with the InstallShield software application. InstallShield is available as a free trial on the Flexera Software website and is compatible with the Windows operating system. If you are a developer and want to open and view the contents of an INS file, you can use any text editing program such as Notepad or WordPad for Windows, Apple TextEdit for Mac, or gEdit and Nano Editor for Linux.
If the file extension INS is part of the Microsoft Windows Internet Naming Service, the file should be opened using the WINS (Windows Internet Naming Service) application in conjunction with Windows Server. Microsoft Windows Server and WINS are available on the Microsoft Development Center website.
INS files which are created with Inspiration can be opened using the Inspiration mind mapping software application which is available as a free trial on the Inspiration Software website. Inspiration is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.
Corel Word Perfect INS files can be opened using the Corel WordPerfect word processing application. Corel WordPerfect is available on the Corel Corporation website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system version XP and later.
INS files that are part of Ensoniq can be opened using the Ensoniq Soundscape Otto sound card version 3 which is available on the Ensoniq Corporation website. Soundscape Otto must also be used in conjunction with a synthesizer equipped with MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and the Windows operating system.
If the file extension INS is associated with Microsoft IIS, the file can be opened using Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server. The web server technology is available on the Microsoft IIS website along with supported administration downloads for Windows Server.