File Extension Library

.ION File Extension

  • Category: System Files
  • Format: Text

What are .ION files and how to open them?

Can't open .ION 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 .ION file.

What is a .ION file extension?

.ION file extension has been classified as System Files. The format of .ION file is Text

.ION is File Description File

Text-based file used for describing the contents of another file or files; may specify the other files' filename, file extension, metainfo, and other information; often named descript.ion; used by file system managers and software programs for organizing and reading file information.

The descript.ion file (which reads "description" but with "ion" as the three-letter extension) has been used in various contexts, including with older bulletin board systems (BBSs), 4DOS (an alternative MS-DOS command-line interpreter), and with extensions to Drupal CMS software, such as Filebrowser and File Tree. XnView also supports ION files to export and import metadata in the program.

NOTE: Since descript.ion files have been used in different contexts, the format may vary between the different software programs that use them.

List of all softwares that can open the File Description File
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How to fix problems with .ION files

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