.c file extension refers to the source code files written in the primary C programming language. C programming language is one of the oldest and popular file formats. C source codes are generally used for system programming and rarely used for application programming.
C program source files are found in most UNIX and Windows based systems and is supported by all major operating systems. C is a low level programming language and many modern high level programming languages are derived from C. The libraries of all such modern languages are written in .C files.
|File type||C/C++main Source Code File Format|
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While searching for an answer to the question - How to open the C file? - you probably found websites, which offer software that was able to open any file extension. Do not be fooled, there is no one program that will allow you to work with any file extension, including the C file. Each program contains a different type of data and you need specialized software to properly work with the C file. Here is a list of programs that are designed to work with the C file - remember, these applications are able to open at most a few file extensions, they are designed to work with a specific data type.
If after installing the program from a list, you still cannot open a file with the C extension, the reason may be that the file is damaged. The solution may be to find a new copy of the C file you want to open
In this case, the easiest way is to use the tool built into the operating system for association of the C file with applications to support it. Double click on the file you cannot open - the operating system will display a list of programs that are likely to work with your C file. Choose one of them, or select the location on a disk where you installed one of the applications from our list. Windows should then open the C file using the program installed earlier.
Entries containing links of the C file extensions with applications is located in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. If you do not know how to get to the Windows Registry, or how to make changes in it, ask a specialist for help. Lack of knowledge on the subject may cause irreversible changes on your computer.
There may be a situation when a computer virus passes itself off as the C file. In this case, such a file will definitely not be opened. Download a good antivirus program and scan the C file mentioned. If the antivirus application detects malicious data, it may signify that the C file is infected.