The file extension PROPERTIES is associated with Java by Sun Microsystems and Minecraft by Mojang Specifications. Java is a programming language that can run on any Java Virtual Machine regardless of the operating system and is primarily used for client-server web applications. Minecraft is a sandbox video game that allows you to work with building blocks to create a variety of structures.
If the file extension PROPERTIES is related to Java, the file is a settings file type that contains program settings which are used by the application it is associated with. This file is classified as a Java Properties file which is installed on your PCâ€™s hard drive in the java.util.Properties API to allow the application to access the settings and properties in order to run appropriately on any platform.
If the PROPERTIES file extension is associated with Minecraft, the file is a game file type that contains game configurations in plain text ASCII format. The configurations are used to setup Minecraft for multiple players on a server or a game module that is compatible with Minecraft. The file is classified as a Minecraft Properties file and saves information on playing levels, number of players, server ports, and other data which is necessary for running the Minecraft gaming application.
How to Open PROPERTIES Files
Since PROPERTIES files can be opened with multiple 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. PROPERTIES files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the PROPERTIES file is associated with Java and you use Windows, you can open it using Eclipse IDE, which is a program for Java developers that allows you to build Java applications. Eclipse IDE is open source and available as a free download on the Eclipse.org website. You can also open PROPERTIES files in Windows using any text editing program such as Notepad, WordPad, or Microsoft Word.
Eclipse IDE is also compatible with Mac OS X and the Linux operating system and will open PROPERTIES files on both platforms. You can also use any text editing program such as Apple TextEdit or TextMate for Mac or Vim, Nano Editor, or gEdit for Linux.
PROPERTIES file extensions that are associated with Minecraft can be opened using Mojang Minecraft, which is available on the Minecraft website. This type of PROPERTIES file can be opened using any text editing program. If you use Windows, you can open PROPERTIES files with WordPad, Notepad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, you can use Apple TextEdit, TextMate, Apple Pages, or MacVim. You can also open PROPERTIES files on the Linux operating system using AbiWord, gEdit, OpenOffice Writer, or Vim.