INI-DIST File Extension

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What is INI-DIST file?

Full format name of files that use INI-DIST extension is PHP INI. PHP INI specification was created by The PHP Group. INI-DIST file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. INI-DIST file format, along with 1113 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. The software recommended for managing INI-DIST files is PHP Engine.

Programs which support INI-DIST file extension

The following listing features INI-DIST-compatible programs. Files with INI-DIST extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support INI-DIST file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INI-DIST extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INI-DIST files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with INI-DIST 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. Get the PHP Engine

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports INI-DIST files installed on the system. To address this issue, go to the PHP Engine developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. The safest method of downloading PHP Engine installed is by going to developer’s website () and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of PHP Engine and update if needed

If you already have PHP Engine installed on your systems and INI-DIST files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of PHP Engine installed, it may not support INI-DIST format. The latest version of PHP Engine should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open INI-DIST files to PHP Engine

After installing PHP Engine (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INI-DIST files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INI-DIST file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where PHP Engine is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open INI-DIST files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected INI-DIST file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select PHP Engine and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INI-DIST extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the INI-DIST file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper INI-DIST file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Check the INI-DIST file for viruses or malware

If the INI-DIST is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. INI-DIST file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

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

If you obtained the problematic INI-DIST file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. When downloading the file with INI-DIST extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the PHP INI file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run PHP Engine

If the systems has insufficient resources to open INI-DIST files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with PHP INI files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the INI-DIST files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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