How to open a file with .PLIST extension?

File Type : Property List XML File
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

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What is .PLIST file extension?

Settings file, also known as a "properties file," used by Mac OS X applications; formatted in XML and based on Apple's Core Foundation DTD; contains properties and configuration settings for various programs. PLIST files can be saved in a text or a binary format. The text-based documents and can be edited with a text editor. However, they typically should not be edited by the user, since they are modified by their respective programs as needed. Property list files included with applications can be created and edited by the developer using Apple's Property List Editor, which is included with Apple Developer Tools. They can also be opened and edited using a third-party PLIST editing program. NOTE: You can convert PLIST files between XML and binary formats using the plutil command line tool: Binary to XML: plutil -convert xml1 file.plist XML to Binary: plutil -convert binary1 file.plist Common PLIST Filenames: Info.plist - The primary property list for Mac OS X applications, located in the /Contents/ directory of an .APP bundle. To view this file, right-click an application file, select "Show Package Contents," and open the Contents folder.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open PLISTfiles:

  • Microsoft Notepad
  • Corel WordPerfect X7
  • Notepad++
  • Any Text Editor
  • Apple Property List Editor
  • Fat Cat PlistEdit Pro
  • PrefEdit
  • Night Productions Pref Setter
  • Late Night Property List Tools
  • Apple plutil
  • Any Text Editor