What is a .IME File And How To Open It – Microsoft (Easy Steps)


Have you came across a file with the .ime extension and you don’t know what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. That’s why we have made this article! You will learn how to open the .ime file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .IME file?

The file extension .IME stands for Windows Input Method Editor File. It was developed by Microsoft. This system related files is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .ime file on 1 platform.

How to open a .IME file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .IME file on various operating systems.

How to open a .IME file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .ime file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Windows software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IME file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Microsoft Windows software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .IME file?

If you are still unable to open the .IME file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .IME file.imf – id Software, .img – Disc Image Data File, .img – Rockstar Games, .img – Apple, .img – ERDAS. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .IME file with the Microsoft Windows program on Windows.