>> PLIST file

PLIST file format description

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

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.plist - QuickTime Preferences File

The PLIST configuration files are related to QuickTime Player. The PLIST file is a QuickTime Preferences.

QuickTime Player
Configuration files
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QuickTime Preferences File related extensions:
FSI Viewer Configuration
NCSA Telnet Configuration File
Luppp Preferences Data
LyX Keymap Data
PerlCritic Runtime Configuration
Internet Sign-up Settings

.plist - HandBrake Video Settings Data

The PLIST configuration files are related to HandBrake. The PLIST file is a HandBrake Video Settings Data. HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of widely supported codecs.

Configuration files
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HandBrake Video Settings Data related extensions:
Navicat for MySQL Import Wizard Profile
Tabula Initialization Data
Unraid OS Cron Data
EtherCAT Network Information File
Navicat for SQL Server Export Query Result Profile
Windows MKLC Keyboard Layout

.plist - Mac OS X Property List Data

The PLIST data files are related to Mac OS X. The PLIST file is a Mac OS X Property List Data. Spotlight is a system-wide desktop search feature of Apple's OS X operating system.

Mac OS X
Data files
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Mac OS X Property List Data related extensions:
Autodesk AutoCAD Block Template
Cherrytree Password Protected SQLite Database
Corel WordPerfect Long Prompts Data
HP 95LX Execute-in-Place Program
Adobe Captivate Menubuilder Data
Image Comparer Results Data

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

Can't open a .plist 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 .plist file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

list, plst

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

APT Package Resource List
PLINK Genotype List File
Microsoft Entourage 2008 Recipient List
Geomview Object List Data
SmartMusic Playlist
BlindWrite List Data

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

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

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