C File Extension

C/C++ Source Code File Type

Extension .c
Developer Not Available
Popularity 5.0 (19 Votes)
Mime Type text/x-c
Default Program GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Category Common File Types
Format Text
Updated 5/1/2022

What is a C File Extension?

C file extension is created by Developer, also known as C/C++ Source Code File. C has been classified as Common File Types. You can open and render the contents of this file in a Text Editor. You can open C files in GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) program.



What is a Default C File Name?

Main.c - Usually a source code file containing the main function () or the d&apos point; input for a program C.

Free C File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .C (C/C++ Source Code File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to C, merge, split and compare the C files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

C Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the C/C++ Source Code File .C File Extensions while opening the .C files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open C Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for C/C++ Source Code File on your system such as GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).
  2. Associate default Gnu GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) program for *.c (C/C++ Source Code File) files.

    Associate C Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.C (e.g example.c) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Gnu GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .c files.

    Associate C Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.C (e.g example.c) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Gnu GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for C File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the C files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open C File on Windows

Software License Developer
GitHub Atom image. GitHub Atom 1 for Windows  Open github website. Open Source GitHub
Code Blocks image. Code Blocks 13 for Windows  Open code blocks website. Open Source Code Blocks
Eclipse Foundation Eclipse image. Eclipse Foundation Eclipse 4 for Windows  Open eclipse foundation website. Open Source Eclipse Foundation
ES-Computing EditPlus image. ES-Computing EditPlus 3 for Windows  Open es computing website. Commercial ES-Computing
Richardson EditRocket image. Richardson EditRocket 4 for Windows  Open richardson website. Commercial Richardson
GNU Emacs image. GNU Emacs 27 for Windows  Open gnu website. Open Source GNU
gVim image. gVim 7 for Windows  Open gvim website. Open Source gVim
Oracle NetBeans image. Oracle NetBeans 8 for Windows  Open oracle website. Open Source Oracle
Jon Skinner Sublime Text image. Jon Skinner Sublime Text 3 for Windows  Open jon skinner website. Commercial Jon Skinner
Sublime HQ Sublime Text image. Sublime HQ Sublime Text 3 for Windows  Open sublime hq website. Commercial Sublime HQ
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for Windows  Open idm website. Commercial IDM
Vim image. Vim 7 for Windows  Open vim website. Open Source Vim
Microsoft Visual Studio image. Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Visual Studio Code image. Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Open Source Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen C File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
GitHub Atom image. GitHub Atom 1 for MacOs  Open github website. Open Source GitHub
Code Blocks image. Code Blocks 13 for MacOs  Open code blocks website. Open Source Code Blocks
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) image. GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 8.2 for MacOs  Open gnu website. Open Source GNU
Eclipse Foundation Eclipse image. Eclipse Foundation Eclipse 4 for MacOs  Open eclipse foundation website. Open Source Eclipse Foundation
Richardson EditRocket image. Richardson EditRocket 4 for MacOs  Open richardson website. Commercial Richardson
GNU Emacs image. GNU Emacs 27 for MacOs  Open gnu website. Open Source GNU
MacVim image. MacVim 7 for MacOs  Open macvim website. Open Source MacVim
Oracle NetBeans image. Oracle NetBeans 8 for MacOs  Open oracle website. Open Source Oracle
Jon Skinner Sublime Text image. Jon Skinner Sublime Text 3 for MacOs  Open jon skinner website. Commercial Jon Skinner
Sublime HQ Sublime Text image. Sublime HQ Sublime Text 3 for MacOs  Open sublime hq website. Commercial Sublime HQ
MacroMates TextMate image. MacroMates TextMate 2 for MacOs  Open macromates website. Commercial MacroMates
Bare Bones TextWrangler image. Bare Bones TextWrangler 4 for MacOs  Open bare bones website. Freeware Bare Bones
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for MacOs  Open idm website. Commercial IDM
Microsoft Visual Studio Code image. Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Open Source Microsoft
Apple Xcode image. Apple Xcode 10 for MacOs  Open apple website. Freeware Apple

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen C file on Linux

Software License Developer
GitHub Atom image. GitHub Atom 1 for Linux  Open github website. Open Source GitHub
Code Blocks image. Code Blocks 13 for Linux  Open code blocks website. Open Source Code Blocks
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) image. GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 8.2 for Linux  Open gnu website. Open Source GNU
Eclipse Foundation Eclipse image. Eclipse Foundation Eclipse 4 for Linux  Open eclipse foundation website. Open Source Eclipse Foundation
Eclipse IDE for C Developers image. Eclipse IDE for C Developers 000 for Linux  Open eclipse ide for c developers website. Free Eclipse IDE for C Developers
Richardson EditRocket image. Richardson EditRocket 4 for Linux  Open richardson website. Commercial Richardson
GNU Emacs image. GNU Emacs 27 for Linux  Open gnu website. Open Source GNU
Oracle NetBeans image. Oracle NetBeans 8 for Linux  Open oracle website. Open Source Oracle
Jon Skinner Sublime Text image. Jon Skinner Sublime Text 3 for Linux  Open jon skinner website. Commercial Jon Skinner
Sublime HQ Sublime Text image. Sublime HQ Sublime Text 3 for Linux  Open sublime hq website. Commercial Sublime HQ
IDM UltraEdit image. IDM UltraEdit 24 for Linux  Open idm website. Commercial IDM
Vim image. Vim 7 for Linux  Open vim website. Open Source Vim
Microsoft Visual Studio Code image. Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1 for Linux  Open microsoft website. Open Source Microsoft

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen C file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen C file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen C file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

C file extension icon image.About C - C/C++ Source Code File

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Updated 5/1/2022


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