IML file format description

Many people share .iml files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .iml file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .iml files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.iml - IntelliJ IDEA Module

The IML development files are related to IntelliJ IDEA. The IML file is an IntelliJ IDEA Module. IntelliJ IDEA is a commercial Java IDE by JetBrains. The .iml file describes modules. It includes module paths, dependencies, order settings, etc. A project may contain multiple .iml files.

IntelliJ IDEA
Development files
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IntelliJ IDEA Module related extensions:
MSX C Temporary Code
Linux Core Dump Data
Squirrel Source Code
FaceFX Language File
MoonRock Source Code
Basic4GL Source Code

.iml - Act! Internet Mail Message

The IML data files are related to ACT!. The IML file is an Act! Internet Mail Message. ACT! by Sage is a customer relationship management (CRM) software application which is used to keep track of client and prospect details in a single database that can be shared by multiple users.

Data files
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Act! Internet Mail Message related extensions:
Windows Live Mesh Placeholder File
R&R Report Writer XBase Report Library
Windows Live Mesh Data
SAS v7 Random Access File Output Delivery System Data
SNES Save State File
SPSS Chalkboard Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .iml file extension. Even harmful programs can create .iml files. Be especially cautious with .iml files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .iml file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .iml file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ijl, ikl, il, ill, ilm, im, im1, imi, imk, imm, imo, imp, inl, jml, kml

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Opus Creator Multimedia File
OCaml Source Code
CALS Compressed Bitmap
IncrediMail License Key
MotionTracking Illumination Correction Data
J Locked Script

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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