File Extension Library


.PINS File Extension

  • Developer by: Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research
  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .PINS file?

.PINS file extension is created by Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research. .PINS has been classified as Various data Files.

.PINS is Protégé instance

The pins file extension is associated with the Protégé, an ontology editor and framework for building intelligent systems developed by Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research.

The pins file stores instances used by Protégé.


How to open:

Use Protégé to work with *.pins files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .pins file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to Open .PINS file on different platforms

Open .PINS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .PINS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .PINS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .PINS files" Press "Ok"

Open .PINS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .PINS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .PINS File on Linux

Right click on the .PINS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .PINS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .PINS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .PINS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .PINS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .PINS files

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