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Full format name of files that use INI-RECOMMENDED extension is PHP INI. PHP INI format was developed by The PHP Group. INI-RECOMMENDED file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. INI-RECOMMENDED file format, along with 1305 other file formats, belongs to the Settings Files category. The most popular software that supports INI-RECOMMENDED files is PHP Engine.

Programs which support INI-RECOMMENDED file extension

Programs that can handle INI-RECOMMENDED files are as follows. Files with INI-RECOMMENDED 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-RECOMMENDED file

Windows Windows

How to open file with INI-RECOMMENDED extension?

Problems with accessing INI-RECOMMENDED may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with INI-RECOMMENDED files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Download and install PHP Engine

Install software to open INI-RECOMMENDED file Problems with opening and working with INI-RECOMMENDED files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with INI-RECOMMENDED files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the PHP Engine developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support INI-RECOMMENDED files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download PHP Engine installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of PHP Engine

Update software that support file extension INI-RECOMMENDEDIf you already have PHP Engine installed on your systems and INI-RECOMMENDED 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. The reason that PHP Engine cannot handle files with INI-RECOMMENDED may be that the software is outdated. The most recent version of PHP Engine is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Assign PHP Engine to INI-RECOMMENDED files

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate INI-RECOMMENDED files with latest version of PHP Engine you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with INI-RECOMMENDED file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Right-click the INI-RECOMMENDED file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the PHP Engine installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open INI-RECOMMENDED files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with INI-RECOMMENDED file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the INI-RECOMMENDED file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select PHP Engine and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with INI-RECOMMENDED extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the INI-RECOMMENDED for 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-RECOMMENDED file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

Check INI-RECOMMENDED file for viruses
1. Verify that the INI-RECOMMENDED in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the INI-RECOMMENDED is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the INI-RECOMMENDED file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the INI-RECOMMENDED file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with INI-RECOMMENDED extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. 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 system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with INI-RECOMMENDED extension. In this case close the other applications.

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

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with PHP INI files. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INI-RECOMMENDED files affecting older versions of given software.

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