File Extension Library

.INS File Extension

  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What are .INS files and how to open them?

Can't open .INS file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .INS file.

What is a .INS file extension?

.INS file extension has been classified as Data Files. The format of .INS file is Text

.INS is LaTeX Installer Script

Installer script used by LaTeX typesetting software; often distributed with a .DTX DOCTex package and contains instructions for extracting the DTX content into separate files, such as .STY or .TEX files.

To run an INS file, you can either open it in a LaTeX application or type latex filename.ins at the command line if the LaTeX command line utilities are installed.

List of all softwares that can open the LaTeX Installer Script
File Type 2 Ensoniq Instrument
Category: Audio Files

Format used to store instrument samples used by Ensoniq synthesizers and sound cards.

File Type 3 Internet Naming Service File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: System Files

Locates IP addresses and names of computers on the Internet, often referred to as "name resolution;" translates the IP address into a name that is stored by the Windows Internet Naming Service; not meant to be manually opened or altered.

File Type 4 Internet Settings File
Developer by: Microsoft Category: Settings Files

File used by Windows for setting up dial-up and broadband Internet connections; contains connection setup information that enables Windows to setup Internet access with an ISP when opened; also commonly used for setting up Internet Explorer (IE) LAN connection settings.

System administrators and ISPs sometimes provide IE connection settings files to users with a URL to the INS file. However, as a security precaution, webpage links to INS files are blocked by Internet Explorer so that arbitrary scripts cannot be run on the local computer from a Web link. Instead of placing the link in the Web address field, you need to use the the IE settings dialog to apply the connection settings.

List of all softwares that can open the Internet Settings File
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Internet Explorer
File Type 5 Sample Cell II Instrument Definition File
Developer by: Avid Technology Category: Audio Files Format: Binary

Contains one instrument definition and references to external audio files used by the instrument; used by both Mac and Windows platforms, but incompatible with each other.

Does not contain actual audio data.

List of all softwares that can open the Sample Cell II Instrument Definition File
Propellerhead ReCycle
FMJ-Software Awave Studio
Propellerhead ReCycle
File Type 6 Adlib Tracker Instrument File
Developer by: Adlib Category: Audio Files Format: Binary

File created by Adlib Tracker, an audio tracking application; contains instrument samples accessed by Adlib Tracker to create compositions; file size is fixed and should not be opened.

NOTE: The Adlib Tracker II instrument file has the .A2I extension.

List of all softwares that can open the Adlib Tracker Instrument File
Reality Adlib Tracker
Adlib Tracker II
File Type 7 Inspiration File
Developer by: Inspiration Software Category: Data Files

Data file created by Inspiration, a visual thinking and learning program typically used for educational purposes; sometimes referred to as a "mind map" file, since it may contain concept maps, webs, and idea maps.

Inspiration files can be viewed visually in Diagram View or displayed in a linear format, using Outline View.

List of all softwares that can open the Inspiration File
Inspiration Software Inspiration
Inspiration Software Inspiration
File Type 8 AGT Game Instruction File
Category: Game Files

Instruction file used by AGiliTY, an Adventure Game Toolkit (AGT) interpreter; contains instructions on how to play the AGT game it is packaged with; does not need to be included with AGT game.

An AGT game is played by typing commands to navigate through a story. It's similar to a choose-your-own-adventure book. AGiliTy emulates older machines from the 1980s and 1990s that played the original AGT games.

AGT games can be packaged with a wide variety of files that contain game data, including .TTL and .VOC files. Because of the large number of files that accompany the AGT game, the files can be converted into a single .AGX file with the AGT2AGX utility that comes with AGiliTy. This conversion reduces load time, game file size, and clutter.

Common INS Filenames

[name of the game].ins - The INS file bears the same name of the game.

List of all softwares that can open the AGT Game Instruction File

How to fix problems with .INS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .INS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .INS file format
  2. You need to check the .INS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)