Opening INC files

Have a problem opening a .INC file? We collect information about file formats and can explain what INC files are. Additionally we recommend software suitable for opening or converting such files.

What is the .INC file type?

INC is an abbreviation for INClude files that are used with various programming languages such as PHP, C/C++, Java, Pascal, etc. INC files contain information (constants, functions, scripts, classes, HTML elements, etc.) that software developers may want to include in many other pages or files.

INC files can be used as a header/footer with side navigation elements or recurring text blocks; as a left/right sidebar containing banners or ads; or as a file with logo images that should be displayed in a particular location on each site page.

The biggest advantage of files with the .inc extension is that you can just edit the source code in one document rather than updating the same code on each page. The changes will appear on all pages that have references to the corresponding .inc file.

However, since .inc files are not parsed by the server, the sensitive data that they contain is subject to exposure. If someone manages to find the location of your .inc file, they can enter its URL in a web browser and see the source code.

Software to open or convert INC files

You can open INC files with the following programs: 

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