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VIM file format description

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

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.vim - Vim Script

The VIM data files are related to VIM. VIM file is a Vim Script. Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set.

Data files
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Vim Script related extensions:
DSSSL Style Sheet
Extended Unix Code
Motion Description Language Extended Data
Vim Swap Data
Lightweight Markup Language Text
Unix Text

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

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

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

bim, cim, dim, fim, gim, im, ivm, vi, vik, vin, vkm, vlm, vm, vmi, vom

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Dreamcast VMU Doiwnload Info File
Direct Internet Message Encapsulation Data
LabVIEW Virtual Instrument
PlayStation Portable Image File
TripleSat DIMAP Data
Jovian Logic VIA Image

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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