SKIM file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.skim - Skim Notes File

The SKIM data files are related to Skim. The SKIM file is a Skim Notes File. Skim is a free and open-source PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

Data files
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Skim Notes File related extensions:
SAS Data Set
Getright Skin
Ashlar-Vellum Graphite Drawing
Windows Mobile Registry Entry Data
BrainVoyager QX Regions-of-interest TC Data
CrystalControl2 Screen Data

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

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

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

kim, sim, ski, skin, skm, slim

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

CARE-S InfoWorks Simulation Parameters Data
RenderMan Slim Script
InstallShield Compiled Skin Data
Autodesk Land Desktop Storage Indication Method Data
Telix Simple Script Source
Simile Model

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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