What is a .INX File And How To Open It – The Inkscape Team (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .inx extension, but you have never seen this extension before? 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 .inx file extension on various systems, what it is and how to work with it.

What is a .INX file?

The .INX file extension comes from Inkscape Extension Descriptor File. It was developed by The Inkscape Team. The format of this file is xml, and it is a plugin related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .inx file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .INX file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .INX file on various operating systems.

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

The .inx file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Inkscape software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is Inkscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .INX 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Inkscape software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .INX file on Mac

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

1. The first step is to download the Inkscape software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Inkscape software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .INX 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, 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 Inkscape software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .INX file on Linux

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

1. In the first step you need to download the Inkscape software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Inkscape.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .INX file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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 Inkscape software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .INX file?

If you cannot open the .INX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .INX file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .inx – Adobe Systems, .inx – Flexera 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 .INX file with the Inkscape program on Windows, Inkscape program on Mac and Inkscape software on Linux.