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Details of extension .h

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

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

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

C Header File

C language header file. Information that is needed by several different files or functions is collected into a header file. A header file contains C-language definitions and structures. Centralizing information into a header file facilitates the creation and update of programs.
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Category: Development files
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Mime-type: text/plain
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Can't open a .h file?

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

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.h

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