Windows Initialization File
📌 Primarily, .INI files refer to the configuration objects applied by Windows tools to initialize program settings. It usually includes specific sections for preferences and settings (separated by a string in square brackets) while each of the blocks is composed of one or more name and value entries. It should be noted that .INI files can be opened, viewed and edited by a typical text editor. However, usually it is not recommended to adjust or modify the .INI object contents for ordinary users. With the release of Windows 95 operating system the .INI files were partially replaced with registry entries, although until now pretty a lot of program solutions rely on the same .INI schema.
Symbian OS Configuration File
📌 Miscellaneously, .INI extension entries may involve user preferences and settings for the Symbian installed tools and operating system parameters. On the layout and composition, this subtype of .INI container is pretty similar to Windows object instances and usually should not be opened in the manual way according to user’s desires and intentions. However, Symbian-oriented .INI files can be easily altered with a basic text editor in order to adjust particular settings. Nevertheless, the incorrect definition and manually modified structure of the .INI object may cause the operating platform and other sustainable software tools to work incorrectly.
Finale Preferences File
📌 This accurate .INI file extension type is generated by Finale, a top-notch program suite for creating music notations. Therefore, the following .INI data entry contains Finale app settings that allow to configure and tweak the working environment in scope of the project. The .INI file suggests modification of such settings as font styles, menu settings, and dialog boxes, as well as other peculiar keys. The settings .INI presets in Finale suite can be effortlessly edited either via dialog windows designated for settings customization or in entirely manual procedure through a plain text editor. It is worth mentioning that .INI files are composed of 9 discrete sections, designated for customizing appropriate environmental Finale parameters.
Gravis UltraSound Bank Setup File
📌 In appropriate clauses, .INI resources may include parameters and tweaks for a Gravis UltraSound sound bank (.FFF file), combined with patch files utilized by Gravis sound cards. The patch .INI objects suggest minor improvements and enhancements for processing sound samples and templates, reproduced by Gravis UltraSound hardware. Therefore, you may expect improved representation of audio tracks and compositions without technical upgrade of your sound card. Similarly to operating system patches and bugfixes, the sound bank enhancements are released on the consistent frequency, considering the lifecycle of the product maintenance.
How to open an .INI file?
📌 Basically, the .INI container can be opened up, revealed and handled by a plain text editor. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended not to alter the .INI configuration files manually, as long as after such manual adjustment the source program suite can function incorrectly or improperly. Considering the appearance of the registry editor in Windows 95 edition, most of the projects started implementation of configuration keys within the registry, despite some of the classical toolkits still rely on a former .INI model or schema. In exceptional cases, .INI files may store the info related to sound card parameters and patches status.