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Details of extension .c

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

C Source Code

C file is a C Source Code. The C programming language is a standardized imperative computer programming language developed in the early 1970s by Dennis Ritchie for use on the Unix operating system.
Category: Development files
Program name: -
Mime-type: text/plain
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Assembly Source Code
C++ Source Code
Visual C++ Dialog
Fortran Source Code
C Header File
Microsoft Visual Studio Workspace Options
Modula-3 Source Code
Pascal/Delphi Source Code
Visual C# .NET Class
XLIFF Localisation Data .c file icon

XLIFF Localisation Data

C file is an XLIFF Localisation Data. XLIFF (XML Localisation Interchange File Format) is an XML-based format created to standardize localization.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Open Language Tools
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
XLIFF Document
XLIFF Skeleton File
Open Language Tools XLIFF Archive
XLIFF Document Settings Data

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

Can't open a .c file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.c

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