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Details of extension .vim

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .vim file?
  • Which program can create the .vim file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .vim format?
  • What can convert .vim files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .vim extension?
Vim Script .vim file icon

Vim Script

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.
Category: Data files
Application: VIM
Program name: -
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Vim Runtime Configuration
Vim Swap Data
Vim History Data

Other types of files may also use the .vim file extension. If you have helpful information about .vim extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

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The .vim filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bim (1), vom (1), vm (1), vkm (1), vik (1), vi (1), im (1), fim (1), cim (1), vmi (1), vlm (1), vin (1), vih (1), ivm (1), gim (1)

Can't open a .vim file?

If you want to open a .vim file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .vim association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.vim

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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