PROPERTIES File Extension

PROPERTIES file icon
Java Properties Format
  • Developer
    Sun Microsystems
  • Popularity
    3.3 (6 votes)

What is PROPERTIES file?

Files with the .PROPERTIES extension are utilised by Java technology. They are used to store properties and configurable application parameters. Besides that, they may also include strings of symbols regarding internationalisations and localisation.

To each line in a .PROPERTIES file there is usually a single parameter assigned. Each parameter stored within file as a pair of strings of symbols – the first string contains name of the parameter (called a key), and the second the value of the parameter.

Editing .PROPERTIES files

.PROPERTIES files can be freely modified with any text editor. However, there are also available more advanced tools for file edition, equipped with additional functions, which are not supported by regular text editors. Using this tools enables special editing of files, e.g.:

  • data validation;
  • creating new keys;
  • synchronising names of keys;
  • automatic, two-way conversion of symbols not included in ASCII, which facilitates support for other languages than Latin;
  • integration with Eclipse.

Additional information about .PROPERTIES files

.PROPERTIES files can be used by the Java Virtual Machine thanks to the java.util.PropertiesAPI interface.

PROPERTIES files are by default stored in $HOME/.properties/ directory

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the PROPERTIES file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the PROPERTIES file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the PROPERTIES file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the PROPERTIES file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the PROPERTIES file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the PROPERTIES file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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