What is a .YML File And How To Open It (Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .yml extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .yml file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .YML file?

The .YML file extension is from YAML Document. This development related file is in text format.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .yml file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .YML file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Microsoft Notepad software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .YML 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 Microsoft Notepad software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .YML file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the MacroMates TextMate and Apple TextEdit software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .YML file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MacroMates TextMate software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .YML file on Linux

There are 4 simple steps to open the .yml file on Linux.

1. In the first step you need to download the Vim software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Vim.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .YML 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, 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. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .YML file?

If you are still unable to open the .YML file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .YML file.yml2 – YML Script, .ymp – YaST, .ync – yEnc Encoded File, .yog – Outerra, .yookoo – Penguin George. 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 .YML file with the Microsoft Notepad program on Windows, MacroMates TextMate, Apple TextEdit programs on Mac and Vim software on Linux.