What is a .INC File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .inc extension and you don’t know what it is? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .inc file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .INC file?

The .INC file extension is from Include File. The file has the text format, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .inc file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .INC file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .INC file on various operating systems.

How to open a .INC file on Mac

To open the .inc file on Mac, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the MacroMates TextMate and Bare Bones BBEdit software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

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

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 MacroMates TextMate software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .INC file on Linux

The .inc file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Vim software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use GNU Emacs and Vim software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .INC 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Vim software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .INC file?

If you are still unable to open the .INC file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .INC file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .inca – Adobe Systems, .incd – Adobe Systems, .incp – Adobe Systems, .inct – Adobe Systems, .incx – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .INC file with the MacroMates TextMate, Bare Bones BBEdit programs on Mac and Vim, GNU Emacs software on Linux.