SKEIN file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.skein - Inform 7 Skein XML File

The SKEIN development files are related to Inform 7. The SKEIN file is an Inform 7 Skein XML File. Inform is a programming language and design system for interactive fiction originally created in 1993 by Graham Nelson.

Inform 7
Development files
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Inform 7 Skein XML File related extensions:
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Windows CE Embedded Rom Image
MongoDB JavaScript
Delphi Interface Unit
OpenEdge ABL Compiled Program

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

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

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


Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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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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