IML File Extension

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IntelliJ IDEA Module

What is IML file?

Full format name of files that use IML extension is IntelliJ IDEA Module. JetBrains defined the IntelliJ IDEA Module format standard. Files with IML extension may be used by programs distributed for Linux, Mac OS, Windows platform. Files with IML extension are categorized as Developer Files files. The Developer Files subset comprises 1018 various file formats. Users are advised to use Text editor software for managing IML files, although 3 other programs can also handle this type of file.

Programs which support IML file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support IML files. IML files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support IML file

How to open file with IML extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IML files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with IML files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install Text editor software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening IML files is that no program that can handle IML files is installed on user’s system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Text editor or different compatible program, such as IntelliJ IDEA. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download Text editor installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update Text editor to the latest version

If you already have Text editor installed on your systems and IML files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. The reason that Text editor cannot handle files with IML may be that the software is outdated. The latest version of Text editor should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open IML files to Text editor

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate IML files with latest version of Text editor you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the IML file and choose Open with option
  • Next, select the Choose another app option and then using More apps open the list of available applications
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where Text editor is installed, check the Always use this app to open IML files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the IML file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select Text editor and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with IML extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the IML is not faulty

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the IML file is valid. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. The IML may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the IML is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the IML file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with IML extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic IML file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with IML extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the IntelliJ IDEA Module file again.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run Text editor

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with IML extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with IntelliJ IDEA Module file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IML files.

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