How to open GITATTRIBUTES file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

GITATTRIBUTES files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing GITATTRIBUTES file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with GITATTRIBUTES extension. However, it should be remembered that GITATTRIBUTES file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Pro Git Attribute but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning GITATTRIBUTES files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with GITATTRIBUTES extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Pro Git Attribute

    .gitattributes file extension

    Category: Configuration Files

    OS Software
    Windows Pro Git Pro Git

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from GITATTRIBUTES files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning GITATTRIBUTES extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning GITATTRIBUTES extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the GITATTRIBUTES file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports GITATTRIBUTES file extension
  • GITATTRIBUTES file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with GITATTRIBUTES files


If GITATTRIBUTES file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a GITATTRIBUTES file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open GITATTRIBUTES file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing GITATTRIBUTES in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit GITATTRIBUTES format. It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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