What is a .IML File And How To Open It – JetBrains

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .iml extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .iml file extension and how to open it.

What is a .IML file?

The .IML file extension is IntelliJ IDEA Module. This file extension was developed by JetBrains. This file belongs to the xml format and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .iml file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .IML file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .IML file on your operating system/device.

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

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Google Android Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA and Google Android Studio software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IML file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Google Android Studio software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IML file on Mac

The .iml file can be opened in 4 steps on Mac.

1. In the first step you need to download the Google Android Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA and Google Android Studio software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IML 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: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Google Android Studio software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .IML file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .iml file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Google Android Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA and Google Android Studio software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .IML file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

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

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

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

Still cannot open the .IML file?

If you are still unable to open the .IML file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .IML file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .iml – Sage Software. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .IML file with the Google Android Studio, Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA programs on Windows, Google Android Studio, Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA programs on Mac and Google Android Studio, Jetbrains IntelliJ IDEA software on Linux.