INK files are associated with Mimio, a drawing application for drawing tablets that support stylus pens.
INK files store vector graphics, including:
Vector graphics are well-suited for extensive editing. Users can cut and paste elements, scale and rotate images, or change the layout and alignment of elements.
Mimio software was originally released in 1997, when drawing tablets were not as common. It was designed as an educational software for classroom usage. Mimio was designed to be used along with interactive whiteboards and video projectors. First Mimio drawing table was introduced in 2008 under then name Mimio Pad. Since than Mimio has developed many innovative hardware ans software solutions for enhanced interactive experience. Modern Mimio tools are available for dedicated Mimio devices as well as many other notebooks, desktop, and mobile devices.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with INK files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. INK files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INK files on given system. What is important, all common issues related to files with INK extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INK files is that no program that can handle INK files is installed on user’s system. To address this issue, go to the MimioStudio 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 MimioStudio installed is by going to developer’s website (mimio) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening INK files still occur even after installing MimioStudio, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of MimioStudio is available. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why INK files are not compatible with MimioStudio. The most recent version of MimioStudio is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing MimioStudio (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INK files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
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 INK file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the INK is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Scan the INK file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the INK file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.
If the INK file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. If the INK file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.
Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Mimio Ink Data Format file again.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with INK extension. In this case close the other applications.
Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Mimio Ink Data Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INK files affecting older versions of given software.
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